Journal article

The Prognosis and Natural History of In-Transit Melanoma Metastases at a High-Volume Centre

Emilia Nan Tie, Lumine H Na, Rodney J Hicks, John Spillane, David Speakman, Michael A Henderson, David E Gyorki

Annals of Surgical Oncology | SPRINGER | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Patients with in-transit melanoma metastases (ITM) experience a diverse spectrum of clinical presentations and a highly variable disease course. There is no standardized treatment protocol for these patients due to the limited data comparing treatment modalities for ITM. This is the first study to describe the disease trajectory and natural history of a large cohort of patients with ITM. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients treated for ITM between 2004 and 2018 at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre was performed. Clinical and pathological characteristics for primary and in-transit episodes were analyzed for predictors of relapse-free survival (RFS), distant metastasis-free s..

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