Biology of desmoplastic melanoma: a case-control comparison with other melanomas.

@article{Livestro2005BiologyOD,
  title={Biology of desmoplastic melanoma: a case-control comparison with other melanomas.},
  author={Daan P. Livestro and Alona Muzikansky and Emily M. Kaine and Thomas J Flotte and Arthur J. Sober and MartinC. Mihm and James S. Michaelson and A. Benedict Cosimi and Kenneth K Tanabe},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 27},
  pages={
          6739-46
        }
}
PURPOSE Previous studies have established that patients with desmoplastic melanoma (DM) have thicker primary tumors. Consequently, comparisons with other forms of melanoma have been strongly biased by differences in Breslow stage. This is the first case-matched control study comparing DM with other forms of melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS From a database of 3,202 melanoma patients treated at one institution, 89 patients with DM and 178 case-matched control patients (2:1) were identified by… CONTINUE READING
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