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Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 3rd Edition

2-Volume Set with CD-ROMs


Up to date and comprehensive, the New Edition of Fletcher's renowned Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors provides you with today's best knowledge on the pathologic diagnosis of human tumors. This 3rd edition incorporates all of the latest ancillary diagnostic and prognostic techniques so you can effectively evaluate and confidently interpret suspected tumor specimens. Plus, more than 50 internationally recognized authorities and over 3,100 full-color illustrations provide you with an up-to-date account of tumor morphology, the application of modern diagnostic techniques (including molecular genetics), and key aspects of differential diagnosis.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Incorporates the latest advances in molecular biology and immunohistochemistry throughout.
    • Presents an increased focus on everyday diagnostic problems you are likely to encounter.
    • Features extensively rewritten gynecology and hematology chapters.
    • Uses additional diagnostic flow charts and summary tables for easy retrieval of information.
    • Includes more differential diagnosis tables for better recognition and evaluation of similar looking entities.

Key Features

    • Features over 3,000 high-quality full-color illustrations, providing visual guidance to each tumor or tumor-like entity.
    • Presents correlations of gross appearances to microscopic findings for virtually every tumor type.
    • Includes detailed discussions of differential diagnosis.
    • Provides full coverage of all the latest classification schemes.

Published Reviews

    "An ideal resource for the busy surgical essential addition to the pathologist's library...Should be kept adjacent to the microscope." (NEJM)

    "The third edition of Dr. Fletcher's textbook on tumors continues the tradition of a well-organized and clear text with abundant color images that spans the entire range of human tumors that was set by the previous 2 editions... Few of us are as articulate as Dr. Fletcher in describing how these ancillary studies really are complementary to traditional morphology rather than replacements for it. As our field changes and evolves, our future role will in part depend on what information we can provide to our clinicians and how useful it is. Textbooks such as this allow pathologists to know the best information to collect and present, from both tradtional and new wave tests, to help clinicians care for their patients." - Advances in Anatomic Pathology, May 2008

    BMA Book Awards 2008 - Highly Commended

    "Previous editions of Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumours have been required additions to the bookshelf of any practicing surgical histopathologist, and this edition will be no different. It is comprehensive, well-laid-out, beautifully illustrated, and a joy to read. Each organ system is presented clearly, and the text is very easy-to-read, and practically-oriented. The quality of the illustrations is fantastic, and photomicrographs cannot be faulted. Practical diagnostic challenges can be approached with confidence with 'Fletcher', and this third edition will continue to be an authoritative source for trainee pathologists and more experienced practitioners alike. This is a 'must-have' text for diagnostic pathologists."


    "I am delighted to report that this book not only maintains but improves upon the high standards characteristic of the previous edition....No condition is too rare to be included, ad advantage when we are at the bench and need a quick expert orientation...Reading through the many pages of this book, I was impressed not only with the depth of knowledge of each contriubter but with the writers' enthusiasm for the subject."

    The Bulletin, July 2009

    "The third edition of this classic surgical pathology textbook. A must-have for any practising surgical pathologist", March 2013

Author Information

    Edited by Christopher D. M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath, Director of Surgical Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Chief of Onco-Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 3rd Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 1992 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 5/8 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07434-9
  • Copyright: 2007