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Too much skin in the game a paradigm shift in our understanding of vulvar and vaginal melanomas as distinct tumor types compared with cutaneous melanomas

Authors:

AM Wilhite, S Wu, J Xiu, WM Korn, G Gibney, T Phung, G In, TJ Herzog, J Brown, RP Rocconi, NL Jones

Background
• 5-year survival for VVM is inferior to CM
• CM – 92%
• Vulvar – 58%
• Vaginal 27%
• Current therapeutic strategies for vulvar and vaginal melanoma (VVM) mimic those of cutaneous melanoma (CM)

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