John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Changes from mid-1980s to late 1990s among clinical and demographic correlates of melanoma thickness Volume 13, numéro 1, January - February 2003

U.O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 72-5
  • Année de parution : 2003

The incidence of cutaneous melanoma is increasing mainly due to "thin", i.e. ≤ 1 mm, forms [1-5] as a probable consequence of the extension of early diagnosis activities. However, in Australia as in other parts of the world the incidence of thick melanoma is increasing slightly or — at least — stable [6]. Since tumour thickness is the most relevant prognostic factor for skin melanoma [7, [...]