Prognostic Factors for Melanoma

Oliver J. Wisco, Arthur J. Sober

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The current melanoma staging system, as defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), is the standard by which melanoma prognosis is determined. This article focuses on the components of the AJCC melanoma staging system regarding patient prognosis. In addition, this article summarizes the other commonly researched clinical and histologic melanoma prognostic factors and reviews the recent advancements in genetic biomarkers associated with prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-485
Number of pages17
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012


  • Biomarkers
  • Histology
  • Melanoma
  • Prognosis
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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