Management of melanomas in children and young adults

Michelle Neier, Alberto Pappo, Fariba Navid

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Abstract

Melanoma is rare in children and young adults. The incidence is rising yearly in this population. The clinical features of the disease in the pediatric population have been well documented through single-institution experiences and population-based analyses. Still, our understanding of the etiologic factors in the majority of children remains unclear, and diagnosis of melanoma remains challenging in certain cases. Because of its rarity, the staging, management and treatment of melanoma in this population is adopted from adult guidelines. In this review, we provide information on the epidemiology, clinical presentation, staging, prognosis and management of melanoma in children and young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume34
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

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Melanoma
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Guidelines
Pediatrics
Incidence
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Neier, Michelle ; Pappo, Alberto ; Navid, Fariba. / Management of melanomas in children and young adults. In: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2012 ; Vol. 34, No. SUPPL. 2.
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