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Daan P. Livestro, Emily M. Kaine, James S. Michaelson, Martin C. Mihm, Frank G. Haluska, Alona Muzikansky, Arthur J. Sober and Kenneth K. Tanabe Melanoma in the young: Differences and similarities with adult melanoma Cancer 110

Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22818

This comparison of melanoma in children with melanoma in adult control patients who were matched for primary tumor thickness revealed important differences and similarities in tumor biology. Lymph node metastases were more prevalent in young patients with melanoma compared with the adult (thickness-matched) control patients; however, the 5- and 10-year survival rates were similar.

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