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In this small readable volume, the ten areas selected by the editor for updating by reviewing the experience of the last ten years are epidemiology; histologic features of prognostic significance in cutaneous malignant melanoma; histology of "borderline" and atypical cutaneous malignant melanoma; the immunology of malignant melanoma and possible immunotherapeutic approaches; biochemical recorders of malignant melanoma; steroid hormones, receptors, and malignant melanoma; ocular melanoma; acral melanoma in Japan; surgical approaches to melanoma; and adjuvant treatment of cutaneous malignant melanoma. The tremendous number of studies reviewed by the authors in each chapter is necessary to achieve the goal of updating the last ten years. Most of the authors are from outside the United States, which provides a new perspective for those readers who are already familiar with the subject as viewed by those in the United States.
This difference in perspective is especially apparent in the chapter on surgical management. Less-radical
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