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Quantitative Measurement of Melanoma Spread in Sentinel Lymph Nodes and Survival

Ulmer, Anja, Dietz, Klaus, Hodak, Isabelle, Polzer, Bernhard, Scheitler, Sebastian, Yildiz, Murat, Czyz, Zbigniew, Lehnert, Petra, Fehm, Tanja, Hafner, Christian, Schanz, Stefan, Röcken, Martin, Garbe, Claus, Breuning, Helmut, Fierlbeck, Gerhard and Klein, Christoph A. (2014) Quantitative Measurement of Melanoma Spread in Sentinel Lymph Nodes and Survival. PLoS ONE 11 (2), e001604.

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Abstract

Background Sentinel lymph node spread is a crucial factor in melanoma outcome. We aimed to define the impact of minimal cancer spread and of increasing numbers of disseminated cancer cells on melanoma-specific survival. Methods and Findings We analyzed 1,834 sentinel nodes from 1,027 patients with ultrasound node-negative melanoma who underwent sentinel node biopsy between February 8, 2000, and ...

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Item type:Article
Date:18 February 2014
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für experimentelle Medizin und Therapieverfahren
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001604DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:30443
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