Evolving concepts in melanoma classification and their relevance to multidisciplinary melanoma patient care.

@article{Scolyer2011EvolvingCI,
  title={Evolving concepts in melanoma classification and their relevance to multidisciplinary melanoma patient care.},
  author={Richard A Scolyer and Georgina V Long and John F Thompson},
  journal={Molecular oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={124-36}
}
In the initial period after melanoma was recognised as a disease entity in the early 1800's, it was subclassified on the basis of its presumed origin (from a precursor naevus, from a melanocytic precursor lesion acquired during adult life or in previously blemish-fee skin). In 1967 the eminent American pathologist, Dr Wallace Clark, proposed a histogenetic classification for melanoma in which the disease was subdivided predominantly on the basis of histopathological features of the intra… CONTINUE READING

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