Skin cancers

How does acral lentiginous melanoma prognosis compare to other subtypes?

Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) has significantly poorer survival than other melanoma types, according to new Australian research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The study comprised almost 3,000 invasive cutaneous primary melanoma cases – 101 ALMs, 2,272 superficial spreading melanomas (SSM) and 578 nodular melanomas (NM) – seen at the Victorian Melanoma Service between ...

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