HemOnc Today New York

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VIDEO: Decision to undergo lymph node dissection remains ‘complicated’

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a HemOnc Today Editorial Board…
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‘Major need’ exists for more effective mucosal melanoma treatments

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Although immunotherapy and targeted agents have demonstrated some promise for mucosal melanoma, outcomes in this patient population…
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Gene mutation burden linked to primary site of melanoma

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Overall mutation burden appeared to be associated with the primary site of malignant melanoma, according to retrospective study…
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Dabrafenib plus trametinib demonstrates long-term tolerability in BRAF V600–mutated melanoma

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Extended treatment with dabrafenib plus trametinib demonstrated consistent tolerability profiles in patients with BRAF
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Strategies to detect immune-based biomarkers evolving for melanoma treatment

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Several blood- and tissue-based assays are in development to identify appropriate treatment options for patients with melanoma…
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Choosing adjuvant melanoma therapy remains ‘controversial, tough’

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Interferon and ipilimumab are options for the adjuvant treatment of many patients with melanoma, but data are lacking comparing…
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VIDEO: Artificial intelligence may be feasible for melanoma diagnosis

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Smartphone applications and other forms of artificial intelligence have the potential to be valuable tools for the detection of…
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VIDEO: Screening improves detection of curable melanoma

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at University of Pittsburgh, discussed the impact of a primary…
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Smartphone technology has ‘enormous potential’ to improve melanoma diagnosis

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Smartphone technology can help improve the detection of melanoma, but several barriers must be overcome before it is used as more…
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PCP–based screening increases uptake among men, improves detection of thin melanoma

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Primary care physician–based screening may increase screening rates for melanoma among men and older individuals, according to…