Surgical therapy of cutaneous melanoma.


Journal Article (Review)

For most solid tumors therapy has evolved from surgery alone to a multidisciplinary approach. Malignant melanoma remains an exception, with surgery maintaining the principal role not only for treatment of the primary lesion but also staging and the management of advanced disease. The surgical management of melanoma has evolved over the years, resulting in a substantial decrease in the morbidity associated with treatment without a compromise in outcome. This article will review the changes that have occurred leading to the current surgical approach to melanoma, the evidence behind these recommendations, and new questions that need to be addressed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, DG; Sondak, VK; Sabel, MS

Published Date

  • June 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 270 - 280

PubMed ID

  • 17560989

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17560989

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0093-7754

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2007.03.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States