Molecular Diagnostics for Dermatology

Practical Applications of Molecular Testing for the Diagnosis and Management of the Dermatology Patient

Authors: Hosler, Gregory A., Murphy, Kathleen M.

  • Emphasis on practical applications of molecular testing in diagnosis and management
  • Offers insights into the interpretation of tests
  • Explains pitfalls and presents user-friendly algorithmic approaches
  • Includes bullet points highlighting key information for easy application
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Molecular diagnostics is an exploding field, and recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of disease have provided a platform for the development of new diagnostic tests as well as tests to predict tumor behavior and potential response to targeted therapy. This textbook provides a reference and practical guide to molecular diagnostics for dermatologists and dermatopathologists. It outlines our current understanding of the molecular underpinnings of dermatologic disease, describes the appropriate use of currently available molecular tests, and explains the interpretation of these tests in the context of diagnosis and management. Tests relating to various disorders are covered, including but not confined to melanoma, genodermatoses, and infectious disease. Pitfalls are highlighted and user-friendly algorithmic approaches, presented.

About the authors

Gregory A. Hosler studied chemical and biomedical engineering at Princeton University, and graduated magna cum laude in 1993. He subsequently earned his MD and PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining the Department of Pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001. He returned to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology in 2006. Since then, he has also worked at ProPath as a dermatopathologist and in molecular diagnostics. Dr. Hosler is an active member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the Texas Society of Pathologists, and the American Academy of Dermatology, among others. He serves on numerous committees and regularly runs educational sessions at the annual meetings. In addition to the above speaking engagements, he has lectured at the World Congress of Dermatology and is a regular guest faculty lecturer at the annual Scripps Clinic Malignancy Update on Melanoma conference. He is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of Pathology and the Governing Board of ProPath. He is an editorial board member for ISRN Pathology and an ad hoc reviewer for a number of leading journals, including the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Hosler is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Dermatopathology Fellowship Director at ProPath.

Kathleen M. Murphy earned a PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Louisville in 1999 and subsequently completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001, where she advanced to the rank of Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Oncology. She is currently Director of Clinical Laboratory Operations at ProPath Services, Dallas, Texas and also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy has significant experience in assay design and implementation for a wide variety of molecular diagnostic applications.  She has received board certification in Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and has received several national awards including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Young Investigator Award (1999) and the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP) Young Investigator Award (2001).  Dr. Murphy has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of leading journals.

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“This is an outstanding reference that thoroughly explains dysfunctional molecular pathways causing the development of skin cancer. … The audience is dermatologists and any medical care professionals involved in treating patients with skin cancers. … This book is a gem. Every page should be studied.” (Patricia Wong, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hosler, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Basics of Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

    Hosler, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 5-26

  • Molecular Methods

    Hosler, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-61

  • Melanoma. Part I. Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prognosis: Using Molecular Tools to Diagnose Melanoma, Predict Its Behavior, and Evaluate for Inheritable Forms

    Hosler, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 63-96

  • Melanoma. Part II. Personalized Medicine: Using Molecular Tools to Guide Targeted Therapy

    Hosler, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 97-131

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Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-54065-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Diagnostics for Dermatology
Book Subtitle
Practical Applications of Molecular Testing for the Diagnosis and Management of the Dermatology Patient
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54066-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54066-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54065-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51030-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 356
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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