Thomas W. Burke, MD | Authors

MARY WASHINGTON HOSPITAL

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Commentary (Burke): Melanomas of the Vulva and Vagina

July 01, 1996

Dr. Trimble's review of female genital tract melanomas provides a well-organized summary of the published information on these rare cancers. His inclusion of the two recent population-based samples from the United States and Sweden [1,2] is particularly useful because all of the available data on genital tract melanomas comes from long-term retrospective case reviews. The cited incidence rates calculated in the studies represent the first legitimate estimates of the incidence of these uncommon cancers.