A multifactorial analysis of melanoma. II. Prognostic factors in patients with stage I (localized) melanoma.

@article{Balch1979AMA,
  title={A multifactorial analysis of melanoma. II. Prognostic factors in patients with stage I (localized) melanoma.},
  author={Charles Balch and S. J. Soong and Tarek Murad and A L Ingalls and W A Maddox},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={343-51}
}
Stage I melanoma encompasses an extraordinary diversity of biologic behavior. In such a setting where numerous parameters appear to influence survival, a multifactorial analysis using Cox's regression model is a valuable statistical model. Using a computerized data base of 394 clinical stage I melanoma patients treated at this institution during the past 20 years, a multifactorial analysis was used to compare the relative prognostic strength of 11 parameters. Two pathological factors (tumor… CONTINUE READING