Prognostic factors and survival in acral lentiginous melanoma.

@article{Asgari2017PrognosticFA,
  title={Prognostic factors and survival in acral lentiginous melanoma.},
  author={Maryam M Asgari and Ling Shen and Monica M Sokil and Iwei Yeh and Eric Jorgenson},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={177 2},
  pages={
          428-435
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare melanoma subtype that disproportionately afflicts people of colour. ALMs have a worse prognosis than other melanoma subtypes; this has been attributed to aggressive biological behaviour, more advanced stage at presentation and possible disparities in access to health care. OBJECTIVES To examine, using comprehensive patient data and long-term follow-up information in a well-characterized cohort, how patient, tumour and clinical management… CONTINUE READING
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