Screening identifies gene mutation frequency in female genital-tract melanomas

  • August 1, 2014

In a study evaluating the occurrence of certain gene mutations in female genital-tract melanomas, KIT, NRAS and BRAF mutations were identified most frequently, according to researchers.

Using the Duke Melanoma Database and Duke University Tumor Registry, the researchers retrospectively identified and reviewed 11 cases of melanoma stemming from the female genital tract with retrievable tumor material and 11 control cases of benign melanocytic lesions.

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