Letters Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Let’s get back to basics in managing melanoma

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39568.466910.80 (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1033
  1. Anthony Dixon, censor
  1. 1Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia
  1. anthony{at}skincanceronly.com

    I find the debate about sentinel node biopsy puzzling.1 Clinicians are getting bogged down with this question while the fundamentals of managing cutaneous melanoma are being neglected. A recent Australian study showed that doctors perform poorly in key aspects of managing this aggressive tumour.2 Only a …

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