Signs of Breast Cancer in the Earliest Detectable Phase by Leading Experts

June 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers is pleased to announce the release of “Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype with Deceptive Features” which is the second volume in the series, “Breast Cancer - Early Detection with Mammography” by László Tabár, M.D., Tibor Tot, M.D., and Peter B. Dean, M.D. This new volume focuses on a deviant type of cancer that has not received sufficient attention from the medical community. Dr. Tabár, a world-renowned radiologist, shares his extensive knowledge of mammography images to describe and explain the unusual features of this deviant breast cancer.

Mammography, as a screening examination, brings to light a new spectrum of breast cancers dominated by preclinical tumors revealed by high-quality mammography screening. The authors present a subtype of highly malignant breast cancer that is easily recognizable from its mammographic and histologic appearance. In the preface Dr. Tabár, Dr. Tot, and Dr. Peter B. Dean write, “Failure to recognize and single out this subtype, as well as separate it >from the other truly early cases, has led to under treatment of some women and over treatment of many women with mammographically detected breast cancer.”

The book contains numerous special features. Highlights include nearly 1,000 illustrations; thick-section pathologic specimens that help the reader comprehend why mammograms look the way they do; and a selection of full-color pathology images, presented in 3-D with a special viewing lens, that allows the reader to visualize the spatial orientation of breast cancer relative to normal breast structures.

“Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype with Deceptive Features” is for physicians who understand that greater knowledge of the various types of breast cancer will lead to more individualized diagnosis and therapy that will ultimately benefit patients and save lives.

Tabar / Tot / Dean
Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype with Deceptive Features
Breast Cancer - Early Detection with Mammography
Thieme Publishers, Stuttgart, New York. 2007
325 pages, 975 illustrations, hardcover
ISBN: 9781588905802 / 9783131353917
$129.95 / EUR 99.95

About the Authors

László Tabár, M.D., is Professor of Radiology at Uppsala University and Head of the Department of Mammography at Falun Central Hospital in Falun, Sweden. Tibor Tot, M.D., is Associate Professor of Pathology at Uppsala University and Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Clinical Cytology at Falun Central Hospital in Falun, Sweden. Peter B. Dean, M.D., is Professor at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland, and formerly Visiting Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishers is part of the privately held Thieme Publishing Group. Thieme employs 850 people and maintains offices in seven cities, including New York, Beijing, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. For 120 years, Thieme's high-quality books and journals have been a vital resource for students, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. All scientific and an increasing number of medical publications are also available online. Please visit for additional information.