Principles and Practice of Photoprotection

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Steven Q. Wang, Henry W. Lim
Springer, Apr 6, 2016 - Medical - 487 pages
Written by internationally recognized leaders, and covering all facets of photoprotection, this book summarizes the beneficial roles of photoprotection in skin cancers, photoaging, photodermatoses, autoimmune diseases, and other skin conditions. It provides an update on the current state of UV filters, boosters, photostabilizers and formulation of sunscreen, and showcases the current techniques and regulation in the evaluating of UV filters and sunscreen products. Furthermore, it discusses the role of nanotechnology, antioxidants, DNA repair technology, and oral and systemic agents in photoprotection. Each chapter encapsulates decades of clinical, research or practical experience on topics that will surely be an interest for clinicians, researchers, industry scientists, regulators, and consumers.

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Steven Q. Wang, MD is the Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He cares for patients with routine skin conditions and specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin cancers, especially melanoma. To manage high-risk skin cancer patients, he uses whole-body photography, dermoscopy, and computerized digital imaging systems. In addition, he is actively involved in clinical research, with a focus on photoprotection, antioxidants, nanotechnology, anti-aging and non-invasive imaging. He is the author of more than 80 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and academic textbooks.
Henry W. Lim, MD is Chairman and C.S. Livingood Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA. His previous appointments include Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, where he completed his dermatology residency, and Chief of Staff of the New York VA Medical Center. He has published more than 350 articles, has edited/co-edited five published textbooks and is co-editor for two more in preparation. He has been on the editorial board of several dermatologic journals. He is a recognized authority on photodermatology and has been listed on America’s Top Doctors for many years.
Dr. Lim has served in a leadership role in Michigan Dermatological Society, American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, and American Dermatological Association.

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