Burden of illness associated with metastatic melanoma: an audit of 100 consecutive referral center cases.

@article{Hillner2001BurdenOI,
  title={Burden of illness associated with metastatic melanoma: an audit of 100 consecutive referral center cases.},
  author={Bruce E. Hillner and John Munn Kirkwood and Sanjiv S. Agarwala},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={1814-21}
}
BACKGROUND Although long-term survival in patients with metastatic melanoma (MM) is infrequent, response to a variety of cytotoxic and immunotherapies occurs and survival varies based on the site of metastases. Because different patterns of care of MM are likely to vary substantially in their intensity and resource use, the authors audited care at a regional referral center. METHODS The records of 100 consecutive new patients with MM who presented at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer… CONTINUE READING