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This Month in Archives of Dermatology
July 2012

This Month in Archives of Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(7):787. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.539

Malignant melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer. Despite lower melanoma incidence rates, blacks disproportionately demonstrate later stage at diagnosis and higher melanoma-related mortality. In this cross-sectional, retrospective study, Myles et al establish that the most frequent anatomic sites for melanoma among black patients were the lower limbs and hip and trunk. Ambiguity of anatomic site data as reported by cancer registries prevented comparison of these findings with earlier data reporting a higher incidence on the foot. Nonetheless, these data update the epidemiology of melanoma in this population and can be used to improve early melanoma detection.

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