Cancer Grading Manual addresses all histopathologic aspects of tumor pathology essential for grading of tumors. It discusses the history and basic tenets of tumor grading; principles of microscopic grading of tumors; ancillary methods currently used to improve tumor grading; and new techniques used in evaluating tumors and formulating prognosis. It is designed to be a practice-oriented, concise and well-illustrated resource for diagnostic surgical pathologists and pathology residents.
The manual is organized by specific organ systems. Each chapter begins with an introduction and describes in detail the optimal and most widely used system for grading common tumors.
This is the second edition of a practice-oriented, well-illustrated manual on the microscopic grading of tumors. After an introduction on the history and basic tenets of tumor grading, subsequent chapters focus on specific organ systems. In each case, the most widely used system for grading common tumors is presented and discussed. Throughout, careful attention is paid to the principles of microscopic tumor grading, ancillary methods to improve grading, and the latest techniques used in evaluating tumors and formulating prognosis. Since the first edition, all chapters have been updated to reflect revisions in the clinical practice of pathology and to explain the role of novel immunohistochemistry and molecular biology techniques. In addition, a new chapter is devoted to the latest trends in cancer grading, and further illustrations have been included. Cancer Grading Manual is a superb resource for both diagnostic surgical pathologists and pathology residents.
Rubin and Damjanov's latest volume of Pathology Reviews highlights the latest progress in the interface of biology and disease. Forefront techniques and experimental models that were once considered exotic or esoteric, are explored here in the context of understanding more fully the processes involved in human disease. Topics include: regulation of liver growth • contractile cells in lungs • mineral formation in bone • folate metabolism • the "riddle of the mast cell" • HLA antigens • interleukin 6 • IgA nephropathy • Goodpasture syndrome • anti-basement membrane glomerulonephropathy • molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis • molecular diagnosis of cancer • inhibition of intercellular communication in carcinogenesis • DNA repair and its pathogenetic implications • human and rat mammary tumorigenesis. Pathology Reviews • 1990 is essential reading for everyone concerned with the mechanisms of disease.
This is the first volume in a new Springer series, Pathology for Clinicians, which aims to assist clinicians in their daily decision making by providing reliable, clearly presented information on current techniques in pathology, their uses and indications, clinical–pathologic correlations, and the significance of pathologic diagnoses. Liver Pathology for Clinicians first discusses key technical aspects of liver biopsy, including the use of special stains and immunohistochemistry. Detailed guidance is provided on both common and uncommon indications for liver biopsy, including repeat or serial biopsies, and on the choice of procedure. The role of liver biopsy in the contexts of transplantation and systemic disease is also clearly explained. Clinical-pathologic correlations are presented with the aid of high-quality illustrations.
Pathobiology of Human Germ Cell Neoplasia is a state-of-the-art compendium on a very recent branch of tumor biology. It offers an awareness and understanding of germ cell tumors: from the earliest stages to their va- rious differentiations. Original data for this volume was supplied by experts in the fields of pathology, developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology and other related fields. This compilation of knowledge provides information necessary to persons working in clinical and preclinical areas.