Melanoma progression

Caterina Longo, Alice Casari, Giuseppe Argenziano, Iris Zalaudek, Giovanni Pellacani

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Melanoma arises by a process of stepwise progression in which the transition from melanocytes to metastatic melanoma involves several histologic intermediates. According to the “three-step tumor progression model”, these intermediates include radial growth phase melanoma (RGP), microinvasive radial growth phase and vertical growth phase melanoma (VGP) [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642219979, 9783642219962
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Longo, C., Casari, A., Argenziano, G., Zalaudek, I., & Pellacani, G. (2012). Melanoma progression. In Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases (pp. 179-196). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.