We have several articles related to melanoma this month. The first of these deals with the ethnicity of those with melanoma. A study from the University of Hawaii reports that melanoma is a multiethnic disease that appears to be thicker, more ulcerated, and more advanced with positive nodes in the nonwhite population (357 white subjects, 67 nonwhite subjects). Even the anatomical distribution was different between the 2 groups with more lesions noted on the sole and subungual area in the nonwhite group. The overall survival, stratified by stage at initial examination, however, was the same as in the white group. Thus, although a potential biological component is suggested, the outcomes suggest a need for earlier diagnosis and interaction in nonwhite individuals.