Mucosal melanoma: a clinically and biologically unique disease entity.

  title={Mucosal melanoma: a clinically and biologically unique disease entity.},
  author={Richard D. Carvajal and Sharon A. Spencer and W M Lydiatt},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  volume={10 3},
Mucosal melanoma (MM) is an aggressive and clinically complex malignancy made more challenging by its relative rarity. Because of the rarity of MM as a whole, and because of the unique biology and clinical challenges of MM arising from each anatomic location, understanding of this disease and its optimal management remains limited. The impact of various treatment strategies on disease control and survival has been difficult to assess because of the small size of most reported series of MM… CONTINUE READING

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