Accepted for Publication: April 7, 2011.
Published Online: June 16, 2011. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.170
Author Contributions: Drs Sepehr and Tsao had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Sepehr, Chao, and Tsao. Acquisition of data: Sepehr, Chao, Trefrey, Flotte, Sober, Mihm, and Tsao. Analysis and interpretation of data: Sepehr, Chao, Blackford, Duncan, Flotte, Mihm, and Tsao. Drafting of the manuscript: Sepehr, Chao, Trefrey, and Tsao. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sepehr, Blackford, Duncan, Flotte, Sober, Mihm, and Tsao. Statistical analysis: Sepehr, Blackford, and Tsao. Obtained funding: Tsao. Administrative, technical, and material support: Chao, Trefrey, Duncan, Sober, and Mihm. Study supervision: Mihm and Tsao.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Sober is a consultant to MelaFind and MELA Sciences.
Funding/Support: This research was supported in part by grant RSG-07-085-01-MGO from the American Cancer Society, grant K24 CA149202-01 from the National Institutes of Health, and by the MGH Millennium Fund for Melanoma Research (Dr Tsao).
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Giovanni Parmigiani, PhD, provided guidance during the statistical analysis and Christine D. Witham provided administrative support during this project.