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Sara D. Ragi*, Isabelle Moseley, Samantha Ouellette and Babar Rao
Balloon Cell Melanoma (BCM) is a rare presentation of malignant melanoma characterized by large, foamy melanocytes without pigmentation. BCM has been reported in a handful of case reports; however, the epidemiology and clinical behavior of BCM has not been fully characterized. Specifically, demographic features of BCM in the United States including sex, race, and socioeconomic distribution and survival rates, based on these factors, is unclear. Thus, further characterization of BCM demographic differences and survival behavior is of critical importance. Here we report national data on BCM epidemiology and survival by sex using the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEERs) Program from 2000 to 2018.
Published Date: 2023-01-04; Received Date: 2022-08-11