Survival for patients with single and multiple primary melanomas: the genes, environment, and melanoma study.

  title={Survival for patients with single and multiple primary melanomas: the genes, environment, and melanoma study.},
  author={Anne Kricker and Bruce Konrad Armstrong and Chris Goumas and Nancy E. Thomas and Lynn From and Klaus J. Busam and Peter A. Kanetsky and Richard P. Gallagher and Loraine D. Marrett and Pamela A. Groben and Stephen B. Gruber and Hoda Anton-Culver and Stefano Rosso and Terence Dwyer and Marianne Berwick},
  journal={JAMA dermatology},
  volume={149 8},
IMPORTANCE Little is known about survival after a diagnosis of a second or higher-order (multiple) primary melanoma, and no study has explored survival in a population-based sample that included patients with single primary melanomas (SPMs) and multiple primary melanomas (MPMs) of any stage. Because people with a first primary melanoma are known to have an increased risk of being diagnosed with another, evidence for prognosis is needed. OBJECTIVE To determine whether survival after diagnosis… CONTINUE READING


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