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Research Article

An Attempt at a Molecular Prediction of Metastasis in Patients with Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

  • Melanie Gschaider,

    Affiliation: Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Friederike Neumann,

    Affiliation: Section for Biosimulation and Bioinformatics, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Bettina Peters,

    Affiliation: Project Management Agency, Member of German Aerospace Centre, Health Research, Bonn, Germany

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  • Florian Lenz,

    Affiliation: Section for Biosimulation and Bioinformatics, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Michael Cibena,

    Affiliation: Section for Biosimulation and Bioinformatics, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Malgorzata Goiser,

    Affiliation: Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Ingrid Wolf,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Jörg Wenzel,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Cornelia Mauch,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Wolfgang Schreiner,

    Affiliation: Section for Biosimulation and Bioinformatics, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Stephan N. Wagner mail

    stephan.wagner@meduniwien.ac.at

    Affiliation: Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049865

About the Authors

Melanie Gschaider, Malgorzata Goiser, Stephan N. Wagner
Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Friederike Neumann, Florian Lenz, Michael Cibena, Wolfgang Schreiner
Section for Biosimulation and Bioinformatics, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Bettina Peters
Project Management Agency, Member of German Aerospace Centre, Health Research, Bonn, Germany
Ingrid Wolf
Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Jörg Wenzel
Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Cornelia Mauch
Department of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: stephan.wagner@meduniwien.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: M. Gschaider FN IW WS SNW. Performed the experiments: M. Gschaider BP M. Goiser JW CM SNW. Analyzed the data: M. Gschaider FN FL MC WS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Gschaider FN BP FL MC M. Goiser JW CM WS SNW. Wrote the paper: M. Gschaider FN SNW.