Factors predicting recurrence and survival in sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma patients.

@article{Murali2011FactorsPR,
  title={Factors predicting recurrence and survival in sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma patients.},
  author={Rajmohan Murali and Chitra Desilva and John F Thompson and Richard A Scolyer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={253 6},
  pages={1155-64}
}
BACKGROUND Studies which have found that histologic features of metastatic melanoma in sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) were predictive of survival have differed considerably in their design and results. We investigated in detail the influence of SN tumor characteristics and clinical and primary tumor parameters on clinical outcomes in a large cohort of patients treated in a single center. METHODS In SN-positive melanoma patients, the association of clinical, primary tumor, and SN tumor features… CONTINUE READING

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