Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

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Isabelle Moseley

Department of Dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

  • Short Communication   
    Epidemiology and Survival of Balloon Cell Melanoma by Sex: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database Analysis
    Author(s): 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... Read More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2329-9509.23.14.628

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