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On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section.

 

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All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had malignant melanoma, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.

 

Websites

Cancer Research UK
CancerStats Series

Cancer Atlas of the UK and Ireland
Chapter 14 – Melanoma of skin
Office for National Statistics

US National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information on the treatment of melanoma 
LINK to the NCI information about melanoma

 

Books

Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita, V.T., Lawrence, T.S. and Rosenberg S.A.
Lippincott, Wiliams and Wilkins, 2011

TNM (Tumour Node Metastases) Classification
Union International Contre le Cancer (UICC), 2009

Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition)
American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), 2009

 

UK Guidelines

Improving Outcomes for People with Skin Tumours including Melanoma
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), May, 2010
Link to the skin cancer guidance on the NICE website

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), June 2005
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Revised UK guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma 2010
J R Marsden and others. British Association of Dermatologists
Link to the melanoma management guidelines on the BAD website

Ipilimumab for advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults who have received prior therapy
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), May 2012
Link to SMC

Vemurafenib for advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma 
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), September 2012
Link to SMC

Ipilimumab for advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults who have received prior therapy
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), TA268, December 2012
Link to the NICE website 

Vemurafenib for advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), TA269, December 2012
Link to the NICE website

 

Articles and reviews

New drugs in melanoma: It's a whole new world. A M M Eggermont and C Robert. European Journal of Cancer. 47 (2011) pp 2150–2157.

Systematic Review of Medical Treatment in Melanoma: Current Status and Future Prospects. C Garbre and others. The Oncologist, 2011: 16:5–24.

Melanoma vaccines: developments over the past 10 years. O Klein and others. Expert reviews. June 2011, Vol. 10, No. 6, Pages 853–873.

Dormancy of metastatic melanoma. L Ossowski and J A Aguirre-Ghiso. Pigment cell melanoma research, 2010 Feb; 23(1): 41-56.

Staging of cutaneous melanoma. P Mohr and others. Annals of Oncology 20. Supplement 6. 2009.

 

Specialist reviewers

Dr Veronique Bataille MD PhD FRCPS
Mr Andrew Hayes MA PhD FRCS
Mr James Larkin MA MRCP PhD

 

Diagrams

Dee McLean – MeDee Art, Medical Illustration

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Updated: 24 January 2014