Nevi and melanomas

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Nevi and melanomas
Classification and external resources
MeSH D018326

Nevi and melanomas are a group of neoplasia.

Although a nevus and a melanoma are often treated as independent entities, there is evidence that a nevus can be a precursor for a melanoma.[1]

Common mutations have been identified in nevi and melanomas.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "6.1 Melanoma Precursors : BC Cancer Agency". 
  2. ^ Pollock PM, Harper UL, Hansen KS, et al. (January 2003). "High frequency of BRAF mutations in nevi". Nat. Genet. 33 (1): 19–20. doi:10.1038/ng1054. PMID 12447372. 
  3. ^ Poynter JN, Elder JT, Fullen DR, et al. (August 2006). "BRAF and NRAS mutations in melanoma and melanocytic nevi". Melanoma Res. 16 (4): 267–73. doi:10.1097/01.cmr.0000222600.73179.f3. PMID 16845322. 
  4. ^ Thomas NE (April 2006). "BRAF somatic mutations in malignant melanoma and melanocytic naevi". Melanoma Res. 16 (2): 97–103. doi:10.1097/01.cmr.0000215035.38436.87. PMID 16567964.