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Approximately 232,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancers occurred globally in 2012, representing about 1.6% of all cancers worldwide. 


Unfortunately, melanoma is becoming increasingly common. In spite of advances in surgical techniques and early detection, melanoma remains a significant health problem.With the development of molecular diagnoses and newer treatments the categorization of melanoma is undergoing rapid change. Consequently, there is a critical need to be able to track the impact of these new molecular diagnoses and treatment approaches in the outcome of patients with melanoma.


This project seeks to develop a global network of cancer centres involved in the treatment of melanoma and specifically to procure a global database.



  • To determine patient outcome

  • Link clinical data with pathological and molecular subtype

  • Evaluate results of novel local and systemic treatments

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