Black patients experience higher rates of acral melanoma vs. white patients

Black patients experience higher acral melanoma rates, as well as melanoma-associated mortality rates, compared with white patients, according to a study.
“Most data regarding melanoma in Black patients come from population-based studies that lack details about precise anatomic sites, immunocompromised status, cancer history, sequence variations, disease progression and treatments,” Sophia N. Wix, MPhil, of the department of dermatology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “We aimed to characterize features of melanoma and

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