Recent advances in the care of the patient with malignant melanoma.

@article{Reintgen1997RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the care of the patient with malignant melanoma.},
  author={Douglas Scott Reintgen and Charles Balch and John Kirkwood and Merrick M. Ross},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={225 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors review the recent advances in the surgical care, staging, and adjuvant treatment of the patient with melanoma. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Melanoma care has not changed significantly in the last 20 years, and the controversy of elective lymph node dissections in this disease continues to be discussed. Two advances in the care of the patient with melanoma have occurred in the last 3 years to make this an exciting time for clinicians and to offer more hope for the patients… CONTINUE READING