Melanoma Thickness and Survival Trends in the United States, 1989-2009 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Increasing incidence across all thickness groups coupled with T3/T4 lesions becoming thicker suggests that the melanoma epidemic is real and not simply an artifact of increased detection pressure of earlier-stage T1/T2 lesions. Survival is generally improving independent of thickness, but improvements in survival have not been experienced by certain minorities, and nodular and acral lentiginous subtypes.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4857148

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jnci/djv294

PubMed ID

  • 26563354

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 108

number

  • 1