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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Nov;51(5):803-8.

Genetic testing in hereditary melanoma.

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  • 1Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


Advances in our understanding of molecular genetics bring about unique challenges in our ability to practice molecular medicine. With the availability of commercial testing for various genetic cancer syndromes, including hereditary melanoma, specific issues regarding its use and limitations require attention before full translation of this tool into the clinical setting.

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