Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of surgical oncology, Volume 19, Issue 11, p.3313-24 (2012)

Keywords:

Humans, Lymphatic Metastasis, MELANOMA, Neoplasm Staging, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Skin Neoplasms

Abstract:

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) sought to provide an evidence-based guideline on the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in staging patients with newly diagnosed melanoma.