Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Dr Macht is correct that the proper
depth for excision of melanomas remains controversial, thus the resulting
recommendations by the 1992 NIH Consensus Conference.1
Such conferences are necessary when scientific facts are not well established.
Unfortunately, this topic could not be covered in our article2
because of space limitations, so we welcome the opportunity to comment now.
Kanzler MH, Mraz-Gernhard S. Depth of Excision of Melanomas—Reply. JAMA. 2001;286(2):167-168. doi:10.1001/jama.286.2.167