The Melanoma Calculator is an improved prognosis prediction tool designed for use by medical professionals in the calculation of survival expectation for melanoma patients staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy. Based on the studies described in the publication referenced below, it is more accurate than previously used prediction tools. It is based on research that accounts for a broader range of variables and that is designed to account for a far greater number of possible conditions. The Melanoma Calculator was authored by Advertek, Inc. Healthcare Data in collaboration with the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Surgery, and Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D. a nationally recognized authority in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.PUBLICATION: A novel and accurate computer model of melanoma prognosis for patients staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy: comparison with the American Joint Committee on Cancer model. Callender GG, Gershenwald JE, Egger ME, Scoggins CR, Martin RC 2nd, Schacherer CW, Edwards MJ, Urist MM, Ross MI, Stromberg AJ, McMasters KM. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr;214(4):608-17; discussion 617-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.12.027. Epub 2012 Feb 17. PMID: 22342785[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]IMPORTANT NOTICE: Melanoma Calculator should not be used by anyone who is not a medical professional for the purpose of diagnosing or treating melanoma. Only a medical professional can diagnose or treat melanoma.
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