Clinicopathological factors associated with death from thin (? 1.00 mm) melanoma

Source: MDLinx, October 2019

Since thin cutaneous melanomas (? 1.00 mm) were increasing worldwide, causing around a quarter of all melanoma deaths in the USA and Australia, researchers conducted this large, nested case-case study to identify clinicopathological factors correlated with fatal thin melanomas. This investigation extracted data from the population-based Queensland Cancer Registry, Australia. Participants (n = 27,660) in the study were Queensland residents (aged 0 to 89 years) who were diagnosed with a single, locally invasive thin melanoma (? 1.00 mm) between 1995 and 2014.

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