Special Issue "Melanoma and Neoplasms of Skin"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Dr. Robert Loewe
Skin and Endothelium Research Division, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18–20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: melanoma; metastasis; microenvironment; tumor lymphangiogenesis; melanoma models; tumor biology; rare skin tumors; dermatopathology
All malignant skin neoplasms together account for more than 50% of all human cancers. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancers), are the most numerous of skin tumors, with incidence rates of up to 90 per 100.000. Although the mortality of these tumors is clearly much lower than of melanoma, patients often have to suffer from multiple, sometimes even mutilating, therapeutic procedures.
In 2008, more than 20.000 patients died of cutaneous melanoma in Europe. Nowadays, incidence rates increased to 20 patients per 100,000. For a long period, the only option for successful therapy consisted of early surgery. Recently, new therapeutic options have become to be available, starting to give hope for patients.
Merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphoma or cutaneous sarcoma are rare but highly malignant skin neoplasms. Patients affected by these tumors often face diagnostic problems and the lack of available therapy.
Because of their mortality, the number of affected patients, increasing incidence rates, as well as therapeutic considerations, skin neoplasms represent an important socioeconomic health problem.
Dr. Robert Loewe
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- non-melanoma skin cancer
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- cutaneous lymphoma
- skin neoplasm
- non-melanoma skin cancer
Healthcare 2014, 2(2), 234-249; doi:10.3390/healthcare2020234
Received: 19 November 2013; in revised form: 17 April 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 10 June 2014| PDF Full-text (257 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Healthcare 2014, 2(1), 125-138; doi:10.3390/healthcare2010125
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014| PDF Full-text (596 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Healthcare 2014, 2(1), 60-73; doi:10.3390/healthcare2010060
Received: 27 September 2013; in revised form: 4 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 14 January 2014| PDF Full-text (108 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Healthcare 2014, 2(1), 27-46; doi:10.3390/healthcare2010027
Received: 12 November 2013; in revised form: 7 December 2013 / Accepted: 10 December 2013 / Published: 23 December 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (2868 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging, Doppler Imaging, and Real-Time Elastography in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma and Lymph Node Metastases
Healthcare 2013, 1(1), 84-95; doi:10.3390/healthcare1010084
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 27 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013| PDF Full-text (3089 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Healthcare 2013, 1(1), 64-83; doi:10.3390/healthcare1010064
Received: 6 August 2013; in revised form: 30 September 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (4490 KB) | HTML Full-text
Last update: 15 May 2014