Melanoma of the Skin

  • Carolyn C. Compton
  • David R. Byrd
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
  • Alexander Olawaiye
  • Mary Kay Washington
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Abstract

Mitotic rate (histologically defined as mitoses/mm2, not mitoses/10 HPF) is an important primary tumor prognostic factor. A mitotic rate equal to or greater than 1/mm2 denotes a melanoma at higher risk for metastasis. It should now be used as one defining criteria of T1b melanomas

Keywords

Lactate Hematoxylin Eosin 

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© American Joint Committee on Cancer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn C. Compton
    • 1
  • David R. Byrd
    • 2
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
    • 3
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
    • 4
  • Alexander Olawaiye
    • 5
  • Mary Kay Washington
    • 6
  1. 1.Critical Path InstituteTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryWaterbury HospitalWaterburyUSA
  5. 5.Department of OB/GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology Magee-Womens HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  6. 6.Gastrointestinal and Hepatic PathologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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