Cutaneous melanoma in adolescents and young adults

Alice Indini, Ines Brecht, Michele Del Vecchio, Iyad Sultan, Stefano Signoroni, Andrea Ferrari

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Abstract

Cutaneous melanoma is rare in children, but has greater incidence in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Diagnosis may be challenging due to its rarity in these age groups. Few studies have specifically addressed the topic of AYA melanoma. Though young-age melanoma may have particular biological characteristics, available data suggest that its clinical history is similar to that of adults. However, advances in treatment of adult melanoma have not been reflected in the treatment of AYAs. There is no standard treatment, and access to clinical trials is difficult for AYAs. Further efforts are needed to overcome these issues by improving cooperation with experts on adult melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e27292
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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