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Melanoma still is the major problem of dermato-oncology. Its continuously rising incidence rate over decades has also been accompanied by an unchanged proportion of thicker melanomas associated with an increased mortality, especially in the male population.1 So far, public prevention campaigns have failed to stop this development in most countries. Many new technical devices have been evaluated to increase the specificity of initial diagnosis.
Dummer R, Schadendorf D. How Melanoma Is Treated in Real Life. Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(5):664-665. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.5.664