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Table 4 Five-year relative survival rates, stratified by stage-at-diagnosis

From: Racial differences in six major subtypes of melanoma: descriptive epidemiology

  Total NHW HW Black Asian/PI P-value
Melanoma in situ
 In situ 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.380
Superficial spreading melanoma
 Localized 99.2 (98.9–99.4) 99.0 (98.7–99.2) 98.2 (96.1–99.2) 100.0 94.0 (87.7–97.1) 0.844
 Regional 71.5 (69.7–73.2) 71.4 (69.6–73.2) 74.1 (62.9–82.4) 67.5 (33.5–86.8) 60.7 (40.0–76.3) 0.623
 Distant 33.8 (27.7–40.0) 33.0 (26.7–39.5) 46.8 (18.1–71.4) 0.0 33.7 (0.9–77.9) 0.987
Nodular melanoma
 Localized 80.6 (79.5–81.7) 80.6 (79.4–81.7) 79.7 (72.4–85.4) 63.9 (39.0–80.8) 72.9 (56.8–83.8) 0.403
 Regional 55.1 (53.4–56.7) 55.3 (53.6–57.0) 47.6 (39.5–55.1) 46.5 (24.7–65.7) 62.9 (46.9–75.3) 0.119
 Distant 17.1 (13.9–20.6) 16.2 (12.9–19.7) 34.4 (17.6–51.9) 27.1 (4.9–56.8) 13.3 (0.7–44.3) 0.101
Lentigo maligna melanoma
 Localized 100.0 100.0 97.3 (61.0–99.8) 100.0 96.1 (53.3–99.8) 0.697
 Regional 73.2 (65.6–79.4) 75.6 (67.7–81.8) 58.1 (3.7–91.5) 19.1 (0.8–56.9) 31.7 (0.7–76.9) 0.151
 Distant 26.1 (11.3–43.8) 24.2 (9.5–42.4) 0.0 69.4 (0.0–99.2) 0.0 0.508
Acral lentiginous melanoma, malignant
 Localized 96.0 (92.6–97.8) 97.5 (92.4–99.2) 95.0 (75.3–99.1) 91.9 (74.9–97.6) 87.4 (70.7–94.9) 0.266
 Regional 58.4 (52.9–63.5) 60.3 (53.5–66.5) 50.6 (37.0–62.7) 49.8 (29.3–67.3) 62.1 (44.5–75.5) 0.447
 Distant 15.8 (7.7–26.5) 13.8 (4.8–27.5) 12.0 (0.7–40.7) 28.7 (4.9–59.7) 20.3 (0.8–58.8) 0.651
Malignant melanoma, NOS
 Localized 97.3 (97.1–97.6) 97.2 (96.9–97.5) 95.6 (93.7–96.9) 86.0 (78.2–91.1) 93.1 (88.6–95.9) 0.013
 Regional 61.1 (59.8–62.2) 61.4 (60.2–62.7) 57.0 (51.4–62.2) 48.1 (37.7–57.7) 53.8 (42.8–63.6) 0.007
 Distant 14.3 (13.4–15.3) 14.1 (13.1–15.1) 17.0 (12.5–22.1) 16.4 (9.7–24.6) 9.6 (4.6–16.7) 0.501
  1. Cancers diagnosed in the period of 1973–2006 and followed up to 12/31/2011 in the SEER 18 database. In each cell, estimated rate (95 % CI). P-values were obtained from multivariate Cox regression