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  1. Fulltext. Epidemiology of cutaneous melanoma in the French West Indies (Martinique).

    Article - En anglais


    The epidemiology of melanoma in populations of African-European descent has rarely been reported.

    The authors studied melanoma in the French West Indies (Martinique), where black Caribbeans and whites represented 96% and 4% of the population, respectively.

    Among the 85 cases of melanoma collected from 1976 to 1995, blacks represented 75% and whites, 25%. The average incidence rates were 1.48 and 0.9 per 100,000 per year in females and males, respectively.

    The sole of the foot represented 72% of the primary sites in blacks.

    Breslow's tumor thickness was>1.5 mm in 68% of the cases.

    The 5-year survival was 44%.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Peau, Epidémiologie, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Race, Martinique, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Localisation, Grade histologique, Sexe, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Skin, Epidemiology, Negroid, Caucasoid, Race, Martinique, West Indies, Central America, America, Localization, Histological grading, Sex, Malignant tumor, Skin disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0081776

    Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 14/05/1998.