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July 11, 2001

Depth of Excision of Melanomas—Reply

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(2):167-168. doi:10.1001/jama.286.2.167

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.

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