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Vulvar melanoma is increasing in older women

Key clinical point: Vulvar melanoma is a growing clinical problem.

Major finding: The incidence of vulvar melanoma in women aged over 60 years climbed by 2.2% per year during a recent 16-year period.

Study details: This was a population-based analysis of national Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results data on vulvar melanoma for the years 2000-2016.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding this study, conducted free of commercial support.


Erickson MK. AAD 2020.