Characteristics of the coexistence of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.

  title={Characteristics of the coexistence of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Eve Maubec and Val{\'e}rie Chaudru and Hamida Mohamdi and F Grange and Jean-Jacques Patard and St{\'e}phane Dalle and B{\'e}atrice Crickx and Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets and Florence Demenais and M Avril},
  volume={116 24},
BACKGROUND Patients with melanoma (MM) have an increased risk of kidney cancer, and there is an excess risk of MM among patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The objective of the current study was to analyze a series of 42 patients with both MM and RCC to identify clinical and pathologic features as well as risk factors of this association. METHODS Clinical and pathologic characteristics of 42 patients who developed both MM and RCC (the MM + RCC series) were compared with 2 published… CONTINUE READING