TY - CHAP A1 - Marijke Van Ghelue A2 - Ugo Moens ED1 - Caterina AM La Porta Y1 - 2011-11-14 PY - 2011 T1 - Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: A Causal Factor in Merkel Cell Carcinoma N2 - Skin cancers are the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States and represent the most commonly diagnosed malignancy, surpassing lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. In Europe, the British Isles have been the highest rates of skin cancer in children and adolescents. The overall idea of this book is to provide the reader with up to date information on the possible tools to use for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Three main issues are discussed: risk factors, new diagnostic tools for prevention and strategies for prevention and treatment of skin cancer using natural compounds or nano-particle drug delivery and photodynamic therapy. BT - Skin Cancers SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/25675 DO - 10.5772/25675 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-21 ER -