Melanoma Patient Resources

Melanoma_Patient_Resource_Cover.jpgImmunotherapy is the newest type of treatment available for people with cancer.

For decades, doctors and researchers have conducted clinical trials to further the progress in immunotherapy as cancer treatment. Former President Jimmy Carter’s success with immunotherapy for advanced melanoma and Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative have brought this new treatment type, as well as cancer treatments in general, into the spotlight for the general public.

The information herein, originally published in the Patient Resource Guide: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma, is supplied to help improve your understanding of cancer immunotherapy and its use as a treatment for melanoma.

View the following links to learn more.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a health care provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a health care provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. This information is intended only for residents of the United States and is current as of Sept. 16, 2016.

Featured Melanoma Patient Classes

Immunotherapy Side Effects: Talking with Your Melanoma Care Team

This article is for people who are taking checkpoint inhibitor medicines for metastatic melanoma, their care partners, and others who want to learn about treatment side effects.

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What Treatment is Right for My Metatastic Melanoma

patient_medscape-_melanoma.jpgThis article is for people who have metastatic melanoma, their care partners, and others who want to learn about immunotherapy. This activity is intended for oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists, and healthcare practitioners who care for patients with metastatic melanoma. The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians in the practical application of recently approved systemic.

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Join the Community

Have questions about a specific type of cancer? Looking for more information about available cancer immunotherapy treatments? Want to share your story of courage or connect to other patients from around the country?

Accomplish these goals and more in three easy steps:

  1. Create a free SITC CONNECT account
  2. Set up your personal SITC CONNECT profile
  3. Join the Cancer Immunotherapy CONNECT Open Forum, SITC's general discussion board for patients, physicians, nurses and researchers.