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Biology of Human Cutaneous Melanoma
Maryland Melanoma Center, Weinberg Cancer Institute, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Received: 28 January 2010; in revised form: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 12 March 2010
Abstract: A review of the natural behavior of cutaneous melanoma, clinical and pathological factors, prognostic indicators, some basic research and the present and possible futuristic strategies in the management of this disease are presented. While surgery remains to be the most effective therapeutic approach in the management of early primary lesions, there is no standard adjuvant therapy after surgical resection, or for metastatic disease.
Keywords: biology; cutaneous; melanoma; therapeutic approaches
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Elias, E.G.; Hasskamp, J.H.; Sharma, B.K. Biology of Human Cutaneous Melanoma. Cancers 2010, 2, 165-189.
Elias EG, Hasskamp JH, Sharma BK. Biology of Human Cutaneous Melanoma. Cancers. 2010; 2(1):165-189.
Elias, Elias G.; Hasskamp, Joanne H.; Sharma, Bhuvnesh K. 2010. "Biology of Human Cutaneous Melanoma." Cancers 2, no. 1: 165-189.