2008 - Melanoma of the scalp and neck had greater risk for melanoma-specific mortality than melanoma of the extremities

McCarthy, Bill
August 2008
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p13
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the greater risk for melanoma-specific mortality in patients with melanoma of the scalp and neck rather than that of the extremeties and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, which revealed that in patients with a first invasive melanoma, tumors of the scalp, neck or trunk were associated with increased risk for melanoma-specific mortality. The author comments on the data analyzed on the study.


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