Clinical variables and primary tumor characteristics predictive of the development of melanoma brain metastases and post-brain metastases survival Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Melanoma

abstract

  • Primary tumor ulceration was found to be the strongest predictor of B-Met development and remained an independent predictor of decreased post-B-Met survival in a multivariate analysis inclusive of primary tumor characteristics and clinical variables. The results of the current study suggest that patients with ulcerated primary tumors should be prospectively studied to determine whether heightened surveillance for B-Met can improve clinical outcome.

publication date

  • April 15, 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3117025

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.25643

PubMed ID

  • 21472718

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1711

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 117

number

  • 8