Benny Oosterhof

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In fair-skinned Caucasian populations both the incidence and mortality rates of cutaneous melanoma have been increasing over the past decades. With adjuvant therapies still being under investigation, early detection is the only way to improve melanoma patient survival. The influence of incisional biopsies on melanoma patient survival has been discussed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine in patients with skin melanoma whether disease-free and overall survival are associated with the tumour excision type and the presence of residual tumour cells in the re-excision specimen. DESIGN Prospective and descriptive. METHOD In the period August 1993-August 2004, 471 patients were diagnosed with stage I/II skin melanoma(More)
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