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September 2013

A Plea for Biobanking of All Equivocal Melanocytic Proliferations

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(9):1023-1024. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4478

In 2005, in an editorial in the Archives of Dermatology (now JAMA Dermatology), we made a plea for a combined diagnostic approach to histopathologic and dermoscopic evaluation.1 We concluded our editorial with the following statement1 (p211):And it is encouraging to see that indeed there is an increased awareness by colleagues dealing with problematic and borderline melanocytic proliferations that has led to a more refined clinicodermoscopic and pathologic approach in the interpretation of these lesions.

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