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Malignant Melanoma

  • Beata Imko-Walczuk
  • Richard Turner
  • Fenella Wojnarowska
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 146)

Cutaneous malignant melanoma is a highly malignant tumour of the skin and is responsible for more deaths than any other skin cancer. Malignant melanoma arises from the malignant transformation of melanocytes at the dermal–epidermal junction or from the nevomelanocytes of melanocytic nevi that become invasive and may metastasise.

Keywords

Transplant Recipient Skin Cancer Renal Transplant Recipient Organ Transplant Recipient Melanocytic Nevus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beata Imko-Walczuk
    • 1
  • Richard Turner
    • 2
  • Fenella Wojnarowska
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns TreatmentMedical Academy of Gdansk ulPoland
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Churchill, HeadingtonOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyRadcliff Hospital, University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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