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Cutaneous Melanoma

  • David Y. Johnson
  • Shilpi Wadhwa
  • Frank E. JohnsonEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Abstract

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated that there were 160,177 new cases of cutaneous melanoma worldwide in 2002 (1). The IARC also estimated that there were 40,781 deaths due to this cause in 2002 (1).

Keywords

Cutaneous Melanoma Xeroderma pigmentosum Genetic factor Immunosuppression Transplantation 

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Copyright information

© Humana Press 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Y. Johnson
    • 1
  • Shilpi Wadhwa
    • 1
  • Frank E. Johnson
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineSaint Louis University Medical CenterSaint LouisUSA
  2. 2.Saint Louis University Medical Center and Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical CenterSaint LouisUSA

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