Melanoma biomarkers: current status and vision for the future

@article{Larson2009MelanomaBC,
  title={Melanoma biomarkers: current status and vision for the future},
  author={Allison R Larson and Eliz Konat and Rhoda M. Alani},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={105-117}
}
Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin cancer in industrialized countries. Clinical and histological variables such as primary tumor invasion, ulceration, and lymph node status might fail to identify early-stage disease that will eventually progress. Tumor biomarkers might help to identify patients with early-stage melanoma who are likely to develop advanced disease and would benefit from additional therapies. These biomarkers offer the possibility of improved tumor staging through… CONTINUE READING

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