Which treatments for melanoma are under investigation?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Jonathan B Heistein, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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The continuation of clinical trials to search for beneficial chemotherapy, gene therapy, biologic therapy, immunotherapy, and other adjunctive procedures is necessary to improve the prognosis for patients with melanoma. This is especially important as the number of patients continues to rise. As with all disease, methods for early detection in addition to careful physical examination are of utmost concern. Continued searches for serum markers and genetic markers are also essential. Creation of a successful public awareness campaign, such as those in Australia and New Zealand, is crucial.


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