Commentary: To improve melanoma detection, help teach our colleagues.

@article{McCleskey2015CommentaryTI,
  title={Commentary: To improve melanoma detection, help teach our colleagues.},
  author={Patrick E. McCleskey},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={
          966-7
        }
}
  • P. McCleskey
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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The primary outcomes of this review were total mortality, overdiagnosis of malignant melanoma, and quality of life/psychosocial consequences.

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