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VIDEO: 'Full spectrum' of melanoma prevention, treatment options available

March 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Sancy A Leachman, MD, PhD, discusses the latest developments in the prevention and treatment of melanoma the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

“We finally have a full spectrum of prevention, early treatment and late treatment options for melanoma, which is the first time we’ve had this sort of spectrum of possibilities” Leachman, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health and Science University and director of the melanoma program at Knight Cancer Institute, told Healio.com/Dermatology.

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