Melanoma: prognostic factors and factors predictive of response to therapy.

@article{Strudel2019MelanomaPF,
  title={Melanoma: prognostic factors and factors predictive of response to therapy.},
  author={Martina Strudel and Lucia Festino and Vito Vanella and Massimiliano Beretta and Francesco M. Marincola and Paolo Antonio Ascierto},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND A better understanding of prognostic factors and biomarkers that predict response to treatment is required in order to further improve survival rates in patients with melanoma. Prognostic factors: The most important histopathological factors prognostic of worse outcomes in melanoma are sentinel lymph node involvement, increased tumor thickness, ulceration and higher mitotic rate. Poorer survival may also be related to several clinical factors, including male gender, older age, axial… CONTINUE READING