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September 1966

Malignant Melanomas in Twins

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Beilinson Hospital, Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(3):331-332. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600270081017

Very few familial occurrences of malignant melanomas in human beings have been recorded. The rarity of this occurrence may indicate pure coincidence, and it is possible that genetic factors play no part in the cause of malignant melanomas. However, the presence of the tumor in twins strongly suggests a genetic background.

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