Descriptive analysis of the tumor registry experience for malignant melanoma from 1977 to 1986 at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

W. A. Raub, L. G. Feun, R. C. Duncan, F. Moffat, N. Savaraj, A. Nemeth, A. Markoe

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Abstract

A descriptive analysis was performed of malignant melanoma data ascertained by the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital (UM/JMH) Tumor Registry. A total of 376 melanoma cases were collected and reviewed. Most of the melanoma lesions occurred on the trunk, especially in the 40- to 49- and 50- to 54-year-old age groups. Local-stage cases had the best 5-year survival--77%. The difference in survival between local-stage case and regional- and distant-stage cases was statistically significant (p = 0.0000). In males with local-stage disease, lesions on the trunk were associated with better survival than lesions at other sites (p = 0.04). In females with local-stage disease, survival was 68% for 5 years for trunk sites vs. 87% for other sites (p = 0.05). In local-stage disease, the overall 5-year survival was 85%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-201
Number of pages9
JournalCancer detection and prevention
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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