University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario;
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Objective: Study objective was to describe the epidemiology of cutaneous head and neck melanoma (CHNM), and to identify factors associated with mortality from this disease.
Design: Population-based cohort study.
Setting: Patients treated for CHNM in Ontario between 1994 and 2002 were identified through a provincial cancer registry. A Cox proportional-hazards regression model was used to analyze the data.