Cutaneous malignant melanoma in southern Sweden 1965, 1975, and 1985. Prognostic factors and histologic correlations.

@article{Msbck1997CutaneousMM,
  title={Cutaneous malignant melanoma in southern Sweden 1965, 1975, and 1985. Prognostic factors and histologic correlations.},
  author={Anna M{\aa}sb{\"a}ck and Johan Westerdahl and Christian Ingvar and H{\aa}kan Olsson and Niclas Jonsson},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          275-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a worldwide increase in the incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) among whites. In Sweden, a five-fold increase has been recorded since 1960, although the increase in mortality rate is substantially lower. Tumor thickness is recognized as the most important histologic prognostic factor for primary melanoma. In a previous study, the authors did not find any significant decrease in mean tumor thickness over the period 1965-1985 in their region. In the current study… CONTINUE READING