Carefully designed as an easy and quick reference, this desktop manual is for working pathologists who need to determine the particular type of cancer they are dealing with in a patient. To this end, the book contains many large tables of information to allow a fast analysis of results, providing all the relevant information to diagnose the full range of different tumors in humans. Must-have content for all cancer pathologists.
Table of Contents
Introduction Pharmacopathology Immunophenotypic Profiles of Tumors Common Antibodies Used for Tumor Diagnosis and Expression Patterns Immunohistochemical Staining Nucleic Acids Technique Diagnosis of Tumors, Detection of Micrometastases and Circulating Tumor Cells by Molecular Detection of Specific Chromosomal Translocations Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Residual Tumor Cells by Molecular Detection of Gene Rearrangements Diagnosis of Tumors, Detection of Micrometastases, Isolated and Circulating Tumor Cells by Molecular Detection of Tissue Specific Gene Expession Diagnosis of Tumors, Detection of Micrometastases, Isolated and Circulating Tumor Cells by Molecualar Detection of Tissue Specific Cytokeratins Detection of Associated Viruses Classification of Malignancies and the Status of Minimal Residual Cancer Disease
Dr. Muin S. A. Tuffaha obtained the honours degree in general medicine (MD) from the Medical Institute Kiev in 1986 before he passed the German Medical Board in Pathology (Facharzt). Afterwards he continued his carrier as specialist in pathology in the Institute of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Tuffaha was the deputy head of the Department of Head and Neck Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Hamburg, Germany before he became the Head of the Pathology Department and Director of the Laboratories in the Al-Amal Regional Cancer in Amman, Jordan from 1996 to 1998. In 2003 Tuffaha became director of the German Center of Laboratory Medicine in Amman, Jordan.