Susan M Swetter

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Behavioral determinants of successful early melanoma detection: role of self and physician skin examination
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology Cutaneous Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5356, USA
    Cancer 118:3725-34. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Dermatological perspectives of malignant melanoma
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, W0069, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 83:77-95, vi. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Melanoma in middle-aged and older men: a multi-institutional survey study of factors related to tumor thickness
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, 900 Blake Wilbur Dr, Room W0069, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Dermatol 145:397-404. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of skin self-examination practices for early melanoma detection
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94063, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3018-23. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of health care delivery models on melanoma thickness and stage in a university-based referral center: an observational pilot study
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Services, VA Health Care Systems, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:30-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of lentigo maligna melanoma subtypes: northern California and national trends 1990-2000
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 125:685-91. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Melanoma in the older person
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Cutaneous Melanoma Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94305, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 18:1187-96; discussion 1196-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Primary dermal melanoma: a distinct subtype of melanoma
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:99-103. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Challenge. Epithelioid cell histiocytoma
    Daniel B Stewart
    Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:430-1, 445. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography is superior to computed tomography for metastatic detection in melanoma patients
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology SMS and Nuclear Medicine GMS Services, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:646-53. 2002

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Publications43

  1. doi request reprint Behavioral determinants of successful early melanoma detection: role of self and physician skin examination
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology Cutaneous Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5356, USA
    Cancer 118:3725-34. 2012
    ..The authors of this report surveyed newly diagnosed patients to identify differences in prediagnosis behavioral and medical care factors associated with thinner versus thicker melanoma...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dermatological perspectives of malignant melanoma
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, W0069, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 83:77-95, vi. 2003
    ..Nationwide skin cancer screenings by dermatologists and greater public awareness of the warning signs of melanoma have enhanced detection of early melanoma, and promoted chances for cure...
  3. doi request reprint Melanoma in middle-aged and older men: a multi-institutional survey study of factors related to tumor thickness
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, 900 Blake Wilbur Dr, Room W0069, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Dermatol 145:397-404. 2009
    ..To identify factors related to the detection of melanoma and to determine those that differ between thinner vs thicker tumors in middle-aged and older men...
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of skin self-examination practices for early melanoma detection
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94063, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3018-23. 2009
    ..We examined associations between SSE practices and tumor thickness in patients with recently diagnosed melanoma...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of health care delivery models on melanoma thickness and stage in a university-based referral center: an observational pilot study
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Services, VA Health Care Systems, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:30-6. 2007
    ..To compare the effect of differing health care delivery models, specifically, gatekeeper (GK) vs direct access (DA) routes, on melanoma outcome as measured by tumor thickness and cancer stage at diagnosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of lentigo maligna melanoma subtypes: northern California and national trends 1990-2000
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 125:685-91. 2005
    ..An increased incidence of LM subtypes should direct melanoma screening to heavily sun-exposed sites, where these subtypes predominate...
  7. ncbi request reprint Melanoma in the older person
    Susan M Swetter
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Cutaneous Melanoma Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94305, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 18:1187-96; discussion 1196-7. 2004
    ..Secondary melanoma prevention should be focused on targeted education to older men and their spouses for early detection and reduction of mortality in this extremely high-risk group...
  8. ncbi request reprint Primary dermal melanoma: a distinct subtype of melanoma
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:99-103. 2004
    ..Histopathologic and immunohistochemical features were compared with known cases of cutaneous metastasis and nodular melanoma in an attempt to differentiate this entity from clinical and pathologic mimics...
  9. ncbi request reprint Challenge. Epithelioid cell histiocytoma
    Daniel B Stewart
    Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:430-1, 445. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography is superior to computed tomography for metastatic detection in melanoma patients
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology SMS and Nuclear Medicine GMS Services, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:646-53. 2002
    ..Whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) provides diagnostic information not currently available with traditional imaging and may improve the accuracy of staging melanoma patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increased effectiveness of targeted skin cancer screening in the Veterans Affairs population of Northern California
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Prev Med 36:164-71. 2003
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of screening a targeted population in the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) for skin cancer/precancer detection and follow-up...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of biopsy-induced wound healing on residual basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas: rate of tumor regression in excisional specimens
    Susan M Swetter
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 30:139-46. 2003
    ..Wound healing following a partial biopsy of basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) may induce tumor regression...
  13. doi request reprint Melanoma survival disadvantage in young, non-Hispanic white males compared with females
    Christina S Gamba
    Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
    JAMA Dermatol 149:912-20. 2013
    ..Focusing on sex disparities in survival among younger individuals may provide further evidence of biological rather than behavioral factors that affect melanoma outcome...
  14. ncbi request reprint Screening, early detection, and trends for melanoma: current status (2000-2006) and future directions
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:555-72; quiz 573-6. 2007
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  15. pmc Increasing burden of melanoma in the United States
    Eleni Linos
    Northern California Cancer Center, Fremont, California, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 129:1666-74. 2009
    ..We conclude that screening-associated diagnosis of thinner melanomas cannot explain the increasing rates of thicker melanomas among low SES populations with poorer access to screening...
  16. ncbi request reprint Crafting a melanoma educational campaign to reach middle-aged and older men
    Joanna Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 10:259-68. 2006
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  17. doi request reprint Factors associated with physician discovery of early melanoma in middle-aged and older men
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB 801A, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 145:409-14. 2009
    ..To determine factors associated with physician discovery of early melanoma in middle-aged and older men...
  18. pmc The expanding melanoma burden in California hispanics: Importance of socioeconomic distribution, histologic subtype, and anatomic location
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford, California 94063, USA
    Cancer 117:152-61. 2011
    ..The incidence patterns and socioeconomic distribution of cutaneous melanoma among Hispanics are poorly understood...
  19. doi request reprint Examining the pathways linking lower socioeconomic status and advanced melanoma
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Stanford, California, USA
    Cancer 118:4004-13. 2012
    ..Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with more advanced melanoma at diagnosis and decreased survival. Exploring the pathways linking lower SES and thicker melanoma will help guide public and professional strategies to reduce deaths...
  20. doi request reprint Guidelines of care for the management of primary cutaneous melanoma. American Academy of Dermatology
    Christopher K Bichakjian
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:1032-47. 2011
    ..Finally, we will discuss the value and limitations of sentinel lymph node biopsy and offer recommendations for its use in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma...
  21. doi request reprint Risk of second primary malignancies following cutaneous melanoma diagnosis: a population-based study
    Joshua P Spanogle
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 62:757-67. 2010
    ..Understanding risk patterns for developing a second primary malignancy (SPM) after cutaneous melanoma (CM) has implications for both research and clinical practice, including cancer screening...
  22. ncbi request reprint California Medicaid enrollment and melanoma stage at diagnosis: a population-based study
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:7-13. 2008
    ..This study examined the effect of Medicaid enrollment status and duration on melanoma stage at diagnosis in a large, multi-ethnic California population...
  23. pmc Aspirin is associated with lower melanoma risk among postmenopausal Caucasian women: the Women's Health Initiative
    Christina A Gamba
    Stanford University School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, Stanford, California, USA
    Cancer 119:1562-9. 2013
    ..However, the impact of NSAIDs on the risk of melanoma has been inconsistent. The authors evaluated the association between NSAID use and cutaneous melanoma risk in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study (OS)...
  24. doi request reprint Melanoma and melanocytic tumors of uncertain malignant potential in children, adolescents and young adults--the Stanford experience 1995-2008
    David R Berk
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94063, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 27:244-54. 2010
    ..Our data highlight the rarity, female predominance, and significant rate of SLN positivity of pediatric melanoma. The high rate of MelTUMPs with regional nodal disease reinforces the need for close follow-up...
  25. doi request reprint Lymphatic invasion in cutaneous melanoma is associated with sentinel lymph node metastasis
    Katie Doeden
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305 5324, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 36:772-80. 2009
    ..Sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis is a major determinant for staging, prognostication and clinical management of patients with cutaneous melanoma. However, the role of lymphatic vs. vascular invasion (VI) for SLN spread remains unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Histologic similarities between lentigo maligna and dysplastic nevus: importance of clinicopathologic distinction
    Farinaz Farrahi
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 32:405-12. 2005
    ..Lentigo maligna (LM) can histologically simulate dysplastic nevus (DN). Partial biopsy of LM may lead to misdiagnosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Facial resurfacing for nonmelanoma skin cancer prophylaxis
    Basil M Hantash
    Department of Dermatology, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Arch Dermatol 142:976-82. 2006
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  28. ncbi request reprint Slow-growing nodule on the thigh
    Daniel B Stewart
    Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Arch Dermatol 142:921-6. 2006
  29. pmc Human melanoma-initiating cells express neural crest nerve growth factor receptor CD271
    Alexander D Boiko
    Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94304 5542, USA
    Nature 466:133-7. 2010
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  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of digital dermoscopy in a pigmented lesion clinic: clinician versus computer assessment of malignancy risk
    Jennifer C Boldrick
    Department of Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Cutaneous Melanoma Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center, California 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:417-21. 2007
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  31. ncbi request reprint Extraocular sebaceous carcinoma in a patient with Muir-Torre syndrome
    Cynthia R Harrington
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:817-9. 2004
    ..Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare, aggressive neoplasm that arises from the adnexal epithelium of sebaceous glands and is commonly associated with Muir-Torre syndrome...
  32. doi request reprint Recurrence rates associated with incompletely excised low-risk nonmelanoma skin cancer
    Kerri E Rieger
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 37:59-67. 2010
    ..Reported recurrence rates for transected nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) vary widely, and few studies have addressed recurrence of tumors followed clinically or treated with nonsurgical modalities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for cutaneous melanoma: the Stanford experience, 1997-2004
    David R Berk
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:1016-22. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma
    Matthew H Kanzler
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:780-3. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Use of artificial tanning products among young adults
    Katie Brooks
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 54:1060-6. 2006
    ..Neither the prevalence of sunless tanner use nor its impact on sunburning and tanning bed use has been evaluated in the United States...
  36. pmc Impaired interferon signaling is a common immune defect in human cancer
    Rebecca J Critchley-Thorne
    Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:9010-5. 2009
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  37. doi request reprint Activating HRAS mutation in agminated Spitz nevi arising in a nevus spilus
    Kavita Y Sarin
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
    JAMA Dermatol 149:1077-81. 2013
    ..However, to our knowledge, the genetic mechanism for this eruption has not been described...
  38. ncbi request reprint Interstitial mycosis fungoides, a variant of mycosis fungoides resembling granuloma annulare and inflammatory morphea
    Lyndon D Su
    Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 29:135-41. 2002
    ..Interstitial mycosis fungoides (IMF) is a rare variant of mycosis fungoides that resembles the interstitial form of granuloma annulare and inflammatory morphea. IMF has received little attention in the literature...
  39. ncbi request reprint A call for the development and implementation of a targeted national melanoma screening program
    Alan C Geller
    Arch Dermatol 142:504-7. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint Current management of melanoma: benefits of surgical staging and adjuvant therapy
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 82:209-16. 2003
    ..Although the overall survival benefit of high-dose interferon has been questioned, the weight of evidence supports the use of adjuvant therapy in patients with stage IIB and III disease...
  41. doi request reprint Primary dermal melanoma: distinct immunohistochemical findings and clinical outcome compared with nodular and metastatic melanoma
    David S Cassarino
    Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1713, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:49-56. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Diffuse verrucous, vascular nodules on the extremities and trunk
    Josephine Nguyen
    Stanford University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:353-8. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint Kinetics and specificity of fas ligand induction in toxic epidermal necrolysis
    Howard Y Chang
    Arch Dermatol 140:242-4. 2004