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Stage 0 Melanoma

Stage 0 melanoma is defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer's TNM classification system:[1]

  • Tis, N0, M0

Patients with stage 0 disease may be treated by excision with minimal, but microscopically free, margins.

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Description of the Evidence

Background Incidence and mortality There are three main types of skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (together with BCC referred to as nonmelanoma skincancer [NMSC]). Melanoma. BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer but have substantially better prognoses than the less common, generally more aggressive, melanoma. NMSC is the most commonly occurring cancer in the United States. Its incidence appears to...

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Current Clinical Trials

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 melanoma. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

References:

  1. Melanoma of the skin. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 325-44.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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