Melanoma: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes

William Tuong, Lily S. Cheng, April W. Armstrong

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Abstract

Melanoma is a skin cancer that arises from the malignant transformation of melanocytes. Although it is typically considered a pigmented lesion, the clinical presentation of melanoma can vary greatly. With increased efforts in screening and detection of early-stage melanoma, researchers and clinicians hope to improve clinical outcomes for patients with melanoma. Novel immunotherapies directed at specific molecular targets in the pathogenesis of melanoma usher in a new era of treatment of advanced melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Cause
  • Epidemiology
  • Melanoma
  • Prevention
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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