Guidelines of Care for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. The guideline provides treatment recommendations for this patient population, including recommendations for surgical margins. Specific topics discussed include biopsy techniques for lesions that are clinically suggestive of melanoma, histopathologic interpretation of cutaneous melanoma, the use of laboratory, molecular, and imaging tests during initial work-up or follow-up, as well as the concept of staged excision.