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(JKR-0622) The Natural History of Pigmented Skin Lesions

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The Natural History of Pigmented Skin Lesions (JKR-0622)

Principal Investigator:
James G. Krueger M.D., Ph.D.

Mary Sullivan-Whalen N.P.
Kejal Rinoo Shah M.D.
Patricia Gilleaudeau N.P.

Contact Information:
Patricia Gilleaudeau
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-327-8333
Contact Information:
Mary Sullivan-Whalen
Telephone: 212-327-7212
Alt. Telephone:

Enrollment Status:
Open to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
Our laboratory is studying a skin cancer known as melanoma. This skin cancer is thought to be due to the abnormal growth of a normally present skin cell called the melanocyte.

Our aim is to gain a better understanding of melanoma and how to improve diagnosis.

Detailed Description of Protocol:
You will be seen in our outpatient clinic. A complete medical history will be taken, followed by skin examination of your suspicious lesions. At that time, you may be offered a complete body skin examination to look for any other suspicious moles. You may be asked to remove all of your clothing including your underwear and to put on a hospital gown. Your modesty will be respected at all times as a member of the team examines one part of your body at a time. If any suspicious colored lesions are identified by clinical criteria, you will have an additional evaluation. This evaluation may be conducted immediately or at a future visit.

What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

- If you have an identifiable mole
- Are not allergic to lidecaine



Children permitted to participate:

Potential Benefits.....
The benefits you might reasonably expect from taking part in this study are:

- A suspicious mole may be removed.
- Others may benefit in the future from what we learn in this study.

Compensation will be provided.