Cutaneous melanoma in children and adolescents: the Italian rare tumors in pediatric age project experience.

@article{Ferrari2014CutaneousMI,
  title={Cutaneous melanoma in children and adolescents: the Italian rare tumors in pediatric age project experience.},
  author={Andrea Ferrari and Gianni Bisogno and Giovanni Cecchetto and Mario Santinami and Andrea Maurichi and A. G. de Bono and Marco Vajna de Pava and Paolo Pierani and Patrizia Bertolini and Carlo Riccardo Rossi and Gian Luca de Salvo},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={376-82.e1-2}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a series of cutaneous melanoma in children collected by the Italian Rare Tumors in Pediatric Age project. STUDY DESIGN From 2000 to 2012, 54 patients younger than 18 years of age were prospectively registered and treated at 12 Italian pediatric centers on the basis of the same diagnostic/therapeutic recommendations and with the same forms to record clinical data. RESULTS Considering the estimated annual incidence in Italy, the registered cases accounted for 30% of… CONTINUE READING
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