Clinical and Histological Features of Head and Neck Melanoma (head neck-mel)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CHU de Reims

Brief Summary:
The worldwide incidence of cutaneous melanoma has been increasing for the last 30 years in western populations. Among all melanomas, those located on the head and neck are more frequent than expected regarding the surface of this anatomical area, occur in older subjects than melanomas at other sites and have a worse prognosis than melanomas at other sites. The question whether head and neck melanomas could be a distinct entity has been debated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Melanoma Other: Data collection

Detailed Description:
Aim of the study was to compare clinical and histological characteristics between head and neck melanomas and melanomas at other sites.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1548 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical and Histological Features of Head and Neck Melanoma
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients with melanoma.
Other: Data collection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Location of melanoma [ Time Frame: Day 0 ]
    Location of melanoma was classified in head and neck (scalp, forehead, temples, ears, neck, eyelids, nose, cheeks and area around mouse/chin) or other location (upper limb, lower limb, trunk, hand and foot).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with melanoma.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with melanoma
  • melanoma diagnosed between January 2004 and December 2011
  • patients living in Champagne-Ardenne

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02883933

Chu de Reims
Reims, France, 51092
Sponsors and Collaborators
CHU de Reims

Responsible Party: CHU de Reims Identifier: NCT02883933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015Ao006
First Posted: August 30, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016

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