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JAMA Network Clinical Guideline Synopsis
January 8, 2020

Review of the Guidelines on the Management of the Regional Lymph Nodes in Patients With Melanoma

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Surg. Published online January 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.5417

This synopsis summarizes set of guidelines that used recent clinical trials data in the development of updated guidelines for management of the regional node basin for 2 groups of patients: those with newly diagnosed, invasive melanoma and a clinically negative node basin and those found to be sentinel node positive.1 Several pivotal clinical trials have shaped the understanding of the importance of the regional node status and altered the clinical approach to the regional node basin.

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