Cutaneous melanoma: pathology, relevant prognostic indicators and progression.

  title={Cutaneous melanoma: pathology, relevant prognostic indicators and progression.},
  author={Andrzej Slominski and James H Ross and Martin C. Mihm},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={51 3},
Malignant melanoma, one of the most rapidly increasing malignancies in man, has recently received substantial attention in the world literature concerning application of traditional morphologic and newer immunologic and molecular biologic methods of predicting progression and ultimate clinical outcome. Although clinical features of patient sex, age and anatomic site of the lesion are important, classic morphologic variables defining prognosis remain the cornerstone of predicting disease outcome… CONTINUE READING