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Early melanoma: diagnosis and treatment. A synopsis of conference findings with relevant literature citations.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
5
Pages
511–514
Identifiers
PMID: 8336538
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In summary, 13 panelists and 23 featured speakers convened in late January 1992 in an attempt to define early melanoma clinically and histologically; develop treatment guidelines including follow-up for early melanoma; wrestle with the controversial issues of dysplastic nevus and dysplasia; formulate plans, present and future, for public education and screening of early melanoma; and list future directions for research and primary prevention in early melanoma. The panel accomplished its goals all within the incredibly short time of three days (January 27-29, 1992). While criticism has been raised with regard to the panel's findings, the medical community owes a debt of gratitude to the participants for the selfless giving of time, energy and expertise.

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