Introduction.- Cutaneous Metastases.- Paraneoplastic Dermatoses and Related Conditions.- Genodermatoses with Malignant Potential.-vSystemic Implications of Melanoma.- Surgical Approach to Cutaneous Malignancy with Systemic Implications.- Malignancy Risks of Dermatologic Therapies.- Infection, Skin, and Systemic Malignancy.- Dermatologic Adverse Effects of Anticancer Therapy I-General Principles.- Dermatologic Adverse Effects of Anticancer Therapy II-Cytotoxic Agents.- Dermatologic Adverse Effects of Anticancer Therapy III-Targeted and Immunotherapies.- Dermatologic Adverse Effects of Anticancer Therapy- Endocrine, Biologic, Radiation and other Therapies.- Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Dermatoncology.
This book provides clinicians, clinicians-in-training and researchers with a unique rapid-access educational resource on the spectrum of issues at the intersection of skin and malignancy. In it, there is clinical detail provided on how the skin reveals systemic malignancy via cutaneous metastases, genodermatoses or paraneoplastic dermatoses. At the same time, it reviews pharmacologic treatment of internal malignancy and how this can result in cutaneous adverse reactions; conversely, therapeutics for skin conditions can increase risk for internal malignancy. As arguably the most significant cutaneous malignancy, melanoma receives specific attention for its metastatic potential, current diagnostic advances, and recent therapeutic breakthroughs. Dermato-Oncology Study Guide: Essential Text and Review serves a critical educational need for clinicians caring for patients with systemic malignancy by creating an easy-to-use resource that provides practical tools to recognize skin signs of internal malignancy. Furthermore it helps in anticipating and managing adverse reactions of therapeutics for systemic malignancy, and gives the reader the opportunity to weigh the risks of malignancy of pharmacologic agents for skin disease.
Previously on faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Liu is currently the Robert F. Godwin Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where his specialties include dermatopathology, cutaneous lymphoma, and medical education. With a specific clinical and research interest in the field of cutaneous lymphomas, Dr. Liu serves as dermatology director of the University of Iowa Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program. In addition he serves as faculty director of the dermatology medical student clerkship. He is also a former director of the McCowen Learning Community at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
More broadly, Dr. Liu's focus on the intersection of skin with systemic malignancy has been highlighted by his co-authorship of an often cited Journal of American Academy CME article on "Paraneoplastic Dermatoses". Moreover, he has been directing a "Skin & Systemic Malignancy" forum at the annual American Academy of Dermatology for the past several years. Board-certified by both the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatopathology, Dr. Liu is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Iowa Dermatologic Society.