Isolated tumor cells in the sentinel node affect long-term prognosis of patients with melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of isolated tumor cells (ITCs) in the melanoma-draining sentinel nodes (SNs) is unclear. METHODS: Records of patients who underwent SN biopsy (SNB) for stage I/II melanoma at our institute between 1991 and 2003 were reviewed to identify patients whose SNs were tumor-free or contained only ITC (

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scheri, RP; Essner, R; Turner, RR; Ye, X; Morton, DL

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2861 - 2866

PubMed ID

  • 17882497

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1068-9265

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-007-9472-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States