Accepted for Publication: May 18, 2012.
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Kidner, Faries, and Morton. Acquisition of data: Kidner, Faries, and Morton. Analysis and interpretation of data: Kidner, Faries, Morton, and Yoon. Drafting of the manuscript: Kidner, Faries, and Yoon. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kidner, Faries, and Morton. Statistical analysis: Kidner and Yoon. Obtained funding: Morton. Administrative, technical, and material support: Morton. Study supervision: Faries and Morton.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by grant P01 CA12582 from the National Institutes of Health (to Dr Morton [principal investigator]) and by funding from the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (Santa Monica, California), the Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation (Boston, Massachusetts), and the Melanoma Research Alliance (Washington, DC).
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official view of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
Previous Presentation: This paper was presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; February 18, 2012; Napa Valley, California, and is published after peer review and revision.