Pediatric melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Childhood melanoma is a rare pediatric malignancy, with fewer than 500 new diagnoses annually. The incidence is increasing, particularly in the adolescent population. This review highlights the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and histopathologic challenges of pediatric melanoma. Surgical resection remains the cornerstone for localized and regionally advanced disease. Adjuvant therapies, including current options and potential novel therapeutics for this unique population will be discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tracy, ET; Aldrink, JH

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 290 - 298

PubMed ID

  • 27955732

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-9453

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2016.09.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States