Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Ferrone and colleagues1 described the clinicopathological features of patients with multiple primary melanomas (MPMs) using a single institution's database. The study found that the incidence of MPM is increased in patients with a personal history of dysplastic nevi, a family history of melanoma, or both, and concluded that these patients should undergo intensive screening. There are some important issues that the article did not address.
Bardia A, Pittelkow MR, Rao RD. Risk of Multiple Primary Melanomas. JAMA. 2006;295(13):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.295.13.1516-b