Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 906–907 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: The Sentinel Lymph Node in Melanoma: Now More Important Than Ever

  • Michael E. Egger
  • Kelly M. McMastersEmail author
ASO Author Reflections



Kelly M. McMasters reports that he is on the Board of Directors for Provectus Biopharmaceuticals and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Elucida Oncology.


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© Society of Surgical Oncology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hiram C. Polk, Jr, MD Department of SurgeryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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