Pediatric melanoma: Analysis of an international registry (pages 4012–4019)
Bruce J. Averbook, Sandra J. Lee, Keith A. Delman, Kenneth W. Gow, Jonathan S. Zager, Vernon K. Sondak, Jane L. Messina, Michael S. Sabel, Mark R. Pittelkow, Phillip M. Ecker, Svetomir N. Markovic, Susan M. Swetter, Sancy A. Leachman, Alessandro Testori, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Ronald S. Go, Drazen M. Jukic and John M. Kirkwood
Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28289
In an international, multicenter, pediatric melanoma registry, tumor thickness, ulceration, lymph node status, and patient age were found to be significant predictors of survival, similar to adult melanoma. There was a trend toward increased survival in children aged ≤ 10 years compared with adolescents aged > 10 years. Additional analyses are warranted to examine the potential biological and behavioral differences in pediatric versus adult melanoma.