Subtypes of Malignant Melanoma Invisible Yet Fatal

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131104112406.htm

Subtypes of Malignant Melanoma Invisible Yet Fatal

Nov. 4, 2013 — Scientists of the University of Ulm and Columbia University have discovered a diagnostic algorithm to distinguish two subtypes of malignant melanoma. Desmoplastic and spindle cell melanoma may look alike -- they often resemble little scars or retractions of the skin -- but differ in prognosis and therapeutic options. Sometimes even routine histology is not decisive because of partly overlapping features. The new algorithm, a combination of the biomarkers Melan A and trichrome, allows a diagnostic distinction of the subtypes.

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