Prognosis of acral melanoma: A series of 281 patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • This study represents the largest, single-institution series describing the characteristics and outcomes of AM. AM tumors exhibit aggressive histopathologic features associated with a poorer survival outcome. AM patients have an inferior survival than extremity NACM when matched for stage, perhaps reflecting inherent alterations in tumor biology. This warrants further investigation into the differences between acral and cutaneous melanoma.

publication date

  • October 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-013-3089-0

PubMed ID

  • 23838913

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3618

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 20

number

  • 11