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Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies

  • Vernon K. Sondak
  • Eric H. Jensen
  • Kim A. Margolin

Abstract

Cancers of the skin constituted nearly one-half of all cancers diagnosed in 2006, at least 1,000,000 new cases in the United States alone. In fact, the skin is by far the most common primary site for human cancer development. Although skin cancer is often thought of as causing relatively little morbidity and mortality, more than 10,000 deaths were attributed to cutaneous malignancies in the United States in 2005, most (7,770) from malignant melanoma.1 Moreover, both the incidence and mortality of skin cancers are increasing in the United States and throughout most of the world.2,3 Although this chapter focuses primarily on melanoma, a discussion of other cutaneous malignancies is included.

Keywords

Cutaneous Melanoma Primary Melanoma Isolate Limb Perfusion Excision Margin Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vernon K. Sondak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric H. Jensen
    • 3
  • Kim A. Margolin
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Cutaneous OncologyH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampaUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery and Interdisciplinary OncologyH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgical OncologyH. Lee Moffltt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics ResearchCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  5. 5.Division of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell TransplantationCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  6. 6.Medical OncologyCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

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