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Mitotic rate not tied to SLN biopsy results in thin melanomas

 

Key clinical point: The results support the latest guidelines, which exclude mitotic rate in the criteria for upstaging thin melanomas.

Major finding: There was no association between mitotic rate and positive sentinel lymph node biopsy results.

Data source: A retrospective analysis of 990 patient records in Alberta, Canada.

Disclosures: Dr. Wat and Dr. Botto reported no relevant financial disclosures.


 

AT PDA 2017

 

FRANCISCO – Mitotic rate was not found to be a good indicator for the outcome of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in thin tumors, in an analysis of melanoma cases.

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