Skin Cancer and UV Radiation

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Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann, Markus Stücker
Springer, Jan 1, 1997 - Medical - 1331 pages
This book provides a detailed review of the field of skin cancer and UV radiation and is an excerpt of the International Congress on Skin Cancer and UV Radiation held in Bochum/Germany in October 1996. After presenting the basic aspects of UV radiation and its effect on human skin, the reader is introduced to various fields relating to skin cancer and sun light: risk factors, prevention, sun protection, screening, and diagnostics of skin cancer. Finally, different skin cancer therapies and treatment modalities are presented, compared, and discussed. The book also covers the field of photobiology and phototherapy by giving an overview of the basic aspects as well as the latest results in research and clinical medicine.

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Contents

History of Therapeutic UV Radiation
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Basic Physical Aspects of Environmental UV Radiation
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Ecological Consequences
50
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