Controversy over survival with multiple melanomas 'settled'

Incorrect statistical methods can skew views on prognosis, Australian researchers say

People with more than one primary melanoma are 39% more likely to die than those who have only one primary melanoma, according to a study that researchers claim settles a controversy.

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Opposing reports of the effect on survival of having more than one primary melanoma may be because of the use of inappropriate statistical methods, Australian researchers say.

Their meta-analysis of just four studies, using ‘correct’ statistical methods, shows that, over the same time period, people with more than one primary melanoma are 39% more likely to die than

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