This first of two volumes provides and in-depth account of breast disease characteristics, imaging and diagnosis. Covering from breast anatomy and tumor biology to benign and malignant lesions this is an indispensable companion for breast specialists, medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. The book is organised in themed parts exploring topics such as epidemiology, risk factors, genetic biomarkers, pathological evaluation of tumors and biopsy techniques.
With a high number of colored illustrations and edited by highly experienced clinicians, this work enables readers to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on breast diseases. Contributions from an international team of experts present invaluable insight into pathological and epidemiological aspects of breast disease. Covering both theoretical and practical aspects of breast cancer this is a highly informative and carefully presented book which will appeal to an international audience of breast cancer practitioners.
Written by a multidisciplinary team of breast specialists
Exhaustively reviews all aspects of the breast and breast disease
Contains authoritative accounts of breast disease
Explores genetic biomarkers and imaging techniques in breast disease diagnosis
Enables better diagnosis through the use of colour illustrations
Breast Anatomy & Physiology.- Benign Diseases of the Breast.- Benign Breast Tumors.- Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Prevention.- Breast Imaging and Image-Guided Biopsy Techniques.- Lobular Carcinoma in Situ.- Ductal Carcinoma in Situ.- Biology and Genetics of Breast Cancer.- Clinical Aspects of Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors and ERBB2 Testing.- Prognostic And Predictive Factors Of Invasive Breast Cancer.- Gene Arrays, Prognosis, and Therapeutic Interventions.- Bone Marrow Micrometastases and Circulating Tumor Cells.- Pathology of Breast Cancer.- Intraoperative Pathological Examination of Breast Lesions.- Fibroepithelial Tumors of the Breast.- Mesenchymal Tumors Of The Breast.
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