A.P. Zbar, P.J. Guillou, K.I. Bland, K.N. Syringos (eds): Immunology for Surgeons

A.P. Zbar, P.J. Guillou, K.I. Bland, K.N. Syringos (eds): Immunology for Surgeons Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:165 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0423-3 BOOK REVIEW I.T. Jackson A.P. Zbar, P.J. Guillou, K.I. Bland, K.N. Syringos (eds): Immunology for Surgeons Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2002, 418 pp, 65 illustrations (ISBN 1-85233-482-7) $79.95 US Published online: 14 February 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 This book will be of interest to certain general surgeons and immunotherapy of various conditions are separately and plastic surgeons whose research interests lie in the considered. These are: colorectal tumors, renal cell carci- area of immunology. It was written by 44 surgeons, pa- noma, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and thologists, oncologists, and internists in different spe- malignant melanoma. The final section is devoted to im- cialities, and very few pure researchers. With such an munology and the gastrointestinal tract. There are chap- eminent group, there is something for everyone. ters on gastrointestinal immune system, immunology of The first section is on the surgical aspects of immu- inflammatory bowel disease and lymphoproliferative nology, and deals with the following principles: immu- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. nology of trauma, immunology of sepsis, and immuno- Although this book has something for everyone, there deficiency. The second section, on transplant immunolo- is perhaps less for plastic surgeons than for other disci- gy, is related to organ transplantation and covers tissue plines. However, it is still worth perusing this book in or- typing, immunosuppressive therapy, immunology of or- der to be more knowledgeable and up-to-date about this gan rejection, and the immunology of xenotransplanta- fascinating area of medicine, and how it is playing a part tion. Section three deals with the principles of tumor im- in the treatment of patients. For plastic surgeons, the ar- munology, and this is a really interesting section on im- eas related to research in melanoma and limb transplan- munobiology and radioimmunotherapy, these together tation contain a great deal of interesting information. I with cell-mediated dysregulation in malignancy are dis- would probably advise this as something a department cussed in the inital four sections and then the immunity should buy; only those who are truly involved in this kind of research would want to have it in their own li- braries. I have no doubt, however, that in other disci- I.T. Jackson ( ) plines it will be a most successful mine of research infor- Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: ianjackson@juno.com mation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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