Differing trends in thickness and survival between nodular and non-nodular primary cutaneous melanoma in Victoria, Australia

Sarah L Smithson, Yan Pan and Victoria Mar
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00148
Published online: 6 July 2015

To the Editor: Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, with more than 12 500 new cases diagnosed each year.1 Despite advancing techniques in diagnosis and management, mortality remains high, with around 1500 deaths each year.1

  • Sarah L Smithson
  • Yan Pan
  • Victoria Mar

  • Victorian Melanoma Service, Melbourne, VIC.



Details of additional authors of this letter are available in the Appendix. We acknowledge the contribution of data collected by the Victorian Cancer Registry, without which this project would not have been possible.

Competing interests:

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