Study of Risk Factors and Clinical Characterization of Rapidly Growing Melanoma

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2016 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 25, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

Brief Summary:

State of the question Over the past decade, the incidence of melanoma (MM) has steadily increased in France and in most developed countries. This increased incidence was concerned mainly MM thin while the incidence of MM thick that represent the true "killers", and mortality from MM remained stable or increased slightly over the same period. These epidemiological data and observations from everyday medical practice dermatologists suggest the existence of different growth patterns within MM. Indeed, some MM progressing slowly sometimes for decades before diagnosis but are thin at the time of resection. Conversely, others MM grow very quickly, resulting in thick tumors despite a diagnosis and resection sometimes very early. These fast growing MM (FGMM) probably contribute significantly to the relative mortality in MM, as improved screening failed to influence to this day.

Our team has already demonstrated that the growth kinetics of the MM was a prognostic factor of tumor aggressiveness regardless of the thickness of the tumor. Using the same method to calculate the growth rate, an Australian team recently studied the growth rate in a population of patients suffering from MM. In this population 1/3 of MM had a growth of more than 0.5 mm per month. Clinical aspects and FGMM of these risk factors were individuals (injuries symmetrical achromic and regular occurrence among about older and low-nevi). The European and Australian people are very different in particular regarding the prevention policy, these results can not be extrapolated to the French population.The main objective is to identify risk factors for FGMM in French propulation

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Melanoma Cancer Behavioral: Melanoma scale questionnair

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 472 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : August 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patient with melanoma Behavioral: Melanoma scale questionnair

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Speed growth of melanoma size [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Breslow primitive melanoma >1 mm patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with Breslow primitive melanoma for over 1 mm skin affected

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient unable to answer questionnair concerning its melanoma history desease

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Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille
Marseille, France, 13354
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Study Director: Urielle DESALBRES Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Principal Investigator: Caroline GAUDY, MD/PhD Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT02879474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AORC 2009
RC13_0082 ( Other Identifier: AP-HM )
First Posted: August 25, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas