Not all melanomas are created equal: a review and call for more research into nodular melanoma: Influence Statistics

Expert Impact

Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Nodular melanoma , Early detection , Melanoma nodular , Skin neoplasms , Created equal , Melanomas created .

Key People For Nodular Melanoma

Top KOLs in the world
#1
John William Kelly
cutaneous melanoma melanocytic nevi shave biopsy
#2
John F Thompson
melanoma patients node biopsy sentinel lymph
#3
Martin C Mihm
malignant melanoma skin neoplasms clinical stage
#4
Charles M Balch†
melanoma patients surgical oncology lymph node
#5
Alexander J Chamberlain
nodular melanoma earlier detection distinct entity
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Alfred W Kopf
malignant melanoma tumor conference basal cell

Not all melanomas are created equal: a review and call for more research into nodular melanoma

Abstract

. Among the histogenic subtypes of melanoma, nodular melanoma (NM) is the major contributor for thicker and fatal melanomas and it has been associated with melanoma-specific death in thin tumours, highlighting an important subgroup of 'aggressive thin' melanomas. This review provides a synthesis of the distinct characteristics of NM, with respect to epidemiology and risk factors, clinical presentation, histopathology, molecular and dermoscopic aspects, and screening practices. The real challenges are to find better biomarkers of aggressiveness and to know whether the control of such aggressive melanomas can be influenced by targeted interventions such as early detection, drug interventions and preventive strategies.