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The Effect of Metastatic Site and Decade of Diagnosis on the Individual Burden of Metastatic Melanoma: Contemporary Estimates of Average Years of Life Lost.
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PMID:  23020583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Objectives: Metastatic melanoma (MM) is a leading cause of years of life lost due to malignancy. This study aimed to identify the average years of life lost (AYLL) in MM patients. Methods: MM patients were identified from a prospectively maintained database, and a linear model predicting AYLL was developed. Results: Between 1970 and 1999, 4,774 patients diagnosed with MM died. The AYLL was 23.2 years. AYLL remained stable across three decades. Conclusions: AYLL for MM is greater than 20 years, and has not improved. This burden underscores the need for continued research and access to funding for this disease.
Authors:
April K S Salama; Nicole de Rosa; Randall P Scheri; James E Herndon; Douglas S Tyler; Jennifer Marcello; Scott K Pruitt; Amy P Abernethy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer investigation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-4192     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Invest.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307154     Medline TA:  Cancer Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) , Durham, North Carolina , USA,1.
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