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The Melanoma Handbook

SKU# 9781620701188


  • Stephan P. Ariyan MD, MBA
  • Harriet Kluger MD

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The authors provide a superb overview of diagnosis and all aspects of management in different types and stages of melanoma. Overall, this book this provides an excellent overview of the diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and nuances. It provides practical clinical advice for practicing dermatologists and can be quickly referenced. All important clinical studies have been distilled down to their vital take-home points that physicians would need to know in order to properly manage melanoma patients.Score: 99, 5 Stars!--Doody's Medical Reviews

The Melanoma Handbook is a concise and comprehensive resource for anyone who treats patients with local, advanced, or metastatic melanoma in all its various forms.

Detailed chapters with numerous figures cover the pathology, treatment, and management of all presentations of melanoma, including essential clinical knowledge on staging and workup considerations. The content emphasizes both overall treatment guidelines and more nuanced applications for patient groups who have different presentations, metastases, or other complications to treatment. Tables throughout the handbook consolidate helpful classification and staging information, survival data, FDA-approved treatment regimens, and toxicity risk.

Unlike many oncology or dermatology textbooks, this reference provides a targeted overview of conventional and novel treatment strategies for all stages of malignancy and applications of practical management options. The Melanoma Handbook is essential not only for trainees managing this fast-moving disease for the first time but also oncologists, dermatologists, and surgeons who want a searchable, quick-review reference when faced with a challenging melanoma case in their practice.


  • Provides screening recommendations for early detection of initial and recurrent melanoma
  • Summarizes AJCC staging criteria from the 8th Edition
  • Covers the surgical management of lentigo melanoma, invasive melanoma, mucosal melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma, sentinel lymph node biopsies, lymph node metastases, and distant organ metastases
  • Discusses infusion, perfusion, and injection techniques in complicated sites when lesions are not resectable
  • Highlights recent innovations, including newly approved targeted therapies, immunotherapies, chemotherapies and combination therapy options

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 17, 2017
  • Page Count 282
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781620701188

Table of Contents 



1. Epidemiology and Screening of Pigmented Lesions

Veronica J. Shi and Jonathan Scott Leventhal

2. Pathology and Molecular Features of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma

Anjela Galan

3. Spitz Nevus, Spitzoid Melanoma, and Atypical Spitzoid Neoplasm

Rossitza Lazova

4. Staging, Workup, and Surveillance

Jocelyn Depathy and Stephan Ariyan

5. Surgical Management—Lentigo Maligna and Invasive Melanoma

Samuel Kim, Stephan Ariyan, and Deepak Narayan

6. Special Sites

Sarah Persing and Deepak Narayan

7. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Daniel C. Thomas and Dale Han

8. Lymph Node Dissection

Daniel C. Thomas and Dale Han

9. Surgical Management of Distant Organ Metastases

Swathi B. Reddy and Dale Han

10. Radiation Therapy

Skyler B. Johnson and Roy H. Decker

11. Management of Melanoma Brain Metastases

Jack M. Qian and Veronica L. Chiang

12. Alternative Therapies: Regional Chemotherapy for Malignant Melanoma

Danielle M. Bello and Charlotte E. Ariyan

13. Alternative Therapies: Topical Treatment and Injections

Mariam Totonchy and Jonathan Scott Leventhal

14. Surveillance and Follow-Up

Sarah A. Weiss and Mario Sznol

15. Systemic Therapy for Melanoma

Nour Kibbi and Harriet Kluger