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Date:9/24/2009

nel lymph nodes in 75 to 90 percent of cases before proceeding to surgery on the sentinel lymph nodes," Dr. Christiane Voit, head of the diagnostic unit at the Skin Cancer Center at the Medical University of Berlin, said in a news release prepared before the meeting.

Since 2001, she and her colleagues have tested the use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment planning of 850 melanoma patients. The research findings need to be confirmed in multi-center, randomized trials, Voit said.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about melanoma.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: European Cancer Organization, European Society for Medical Oncology, news release, Sept. 23, 2009


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