Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 904–905 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: Factors that Predict Performance of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and the Association with Improved Survival for Melanoma Patients Who Have Nodal Staging

  • Timothy D. Murtha
  • Dale HanEmail author
ASO Author Reflections



The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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