Volume 14 - Issue 2 - February 2006

New Data Provide Better Prognostic Information for Cutaneous Melanoma. Did you know? >> A better understanding of prognostic factors in cutaneous melanoma has evolved over the last decade. A revised melanoma staging system was approved by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) in 2002 based on an analysis of prognostic factors that involved 17,600 patients with melanoma. A recent review in Cancer Control looked at current data on several different prognostic factors and found that there are other factors not included in the revised staging system that ma