Accepted for Publication: January 8, 2013.
Published Online: May 8, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.398.
Study concept and design: Carrera, Malvehy, and Puig.
Acquisition of data: Carrera, Puig-Butillè, Ogbah, and Lecha.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Carrera, Aguilera, Palou, Malvehy, and Puig.
Drafting of the manuscript: Carrera, Lecha, and Puig.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Carrera, Puig-Butillè, Aguilera, Ogbah, Palou, Malvehy, and Puig.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Carrera, Puig-Butillè, Ogbah, Lecha, and Puig.
Study supervision: Carrera, Aguilera, Palou, Malvehy, and Puig.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This project has been supported by personal grants to Dr Carrera from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona “Emili Letang Grant” and a PhD grant from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS); and partially supported by Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias grants 05/0302, 06/0265, and 09/01393; Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III U-726, and European Union Network of Excellence: 018702 and “The Melanoma Genetic Consortium” GenoMEL, and the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health). The CIBER de Enfermedades Raras is an initiative of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, and part of this work has been performed at the Centro de Esther Koplowitz, IDIBAPS.
Additional Contributions: We thank all our patients, as voluntary collaborators essential to carry out this in vivo study, always providing us with an opportunity for continuous and prospective advance in melanoma and nevus investigation. The specialized nursing team of the Photobiology and Phototherapy Units (Asun Arnáiz, BNurs, Dori Liberal, BNurs, and Rosa Rovira, BNurs), Dermatologic Surgery (Rosalia Clavet, BNurs, Conchita Bergés, BNurs, and Fina Lasa, BNurs), and Dermatopathology Unit (Carmen García, BNurs, and Marisol Castiella, BNurs) provided unconditional help and teaching. Helena Kruyer, BNurs, collaborated in editing and revising this manuscript.