Chapter 27. Cutaneous Melanoma

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Dafydd Roberts MB, BS, MBBS, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist Clinical Director1 and
  2. Thomas Crosby MB, BS, MRCP, FRCR Consultant Clinical Oncologist2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch27

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Roberts, D. and Crosby, T. (2008) Cutaneous Melanoma, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch27

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Clinical Lead for Skin Cancer, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK

  2. 2

    Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • malignant melanomas (MMs) of skin;
  • cutaneous melanoma;
  • diagnostic incisional biopsy;
  • Lentigo maligna (LM) - malignant melanocyte presence;
  • fractionated radiotherapy in LM and LMM;
  • elective lymph-node dissection and improvement outcome;
  • effective adjuvant treatments;
  • metastatic malignant melanoma - devastating disease;
  • biological therapy and metastatic malignant melanoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Localized disease

  • Metastatic malignant melanoma

  • References