Melanoma Clinician Resources

For decades, doctors and researchers have conducted clinical trials to further progress in the clinical implementation of tumor immunotherapy. 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. As a result, health care professionals may experience a spike in inquiries about this new treatment.

Several immunotherapy agents are now available for melanoma. Although surgery often remains the first line of treatment, especially for early-stage melanomas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rapidly approving new immunotherapy medications for advanced melanoma.

Learn more about melanoma and how immunotherapy is changing the treatment landscape in the following pages:

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This content courtesy of Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma for Health Care Professionals.

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Discussions

  • 2019 Annual Cancer Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 2019 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  Register online: http://www.mskcc.org/AdverseEvents ...

  • Dear colleagues, I would like to personally invite you to join Kim Margolin, MD, Ahmad Tahini, MD, PhD, and myself for SITC Webinar: I-O Highlights from ASCO 2019 , a free SITC webinar ...

  • https://biotrac.com/immune_oncology/ Bio-Trac® Multiplex Immunofluorescence in Immune Oncology Four Day Symposium and Workshop program divided ...

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  • For those of you in the Philadelphia area, CAR-T and The Rise of the Cellicon Valley Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2019 World experts in CAR T-cellular therapy and hematopoietic ...

Resources

Sep 6, 2019 9:58 AM
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II (APS-2) is a rare constellation of autoimmune hypoadrenalism, thyroid dysfunction and/or type 1 diabetes (T1DM), usually occurring in the 3rd or 4th decades and associated with a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DR3 or DR4 serotype. The authors detail the first ...
Sep 6, 2019 9:46 AM
The gut microbiome impacts the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy and the development of ICI-mediated diarrhea and / or colitis (IMDC). Antibiotic therapy,especially that with anaerobic activity, has profound effects on the gut microbiome. In this study, the authors sought to assess ...
Sep 6, 2019 9:39 AM
Preclinical evidence suggests that low-dose radiation may overcome the inhibitory effects of the tumor stroma and improve a tumor’s response to immunotherapy, when combined with high-dose radiation to another tumor. The aim of this study was to evaluate tumor responses to this combination in a clinical ...
Sep 6, 2019 9:18 AM
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICBs) have revolutionized cancer treatment producing remarkable and durable responses for a range of malignancies. However, the additional modulation of immune response by ICBs may rarely cause immune-related infectious complications, including re-activation of latent tuberculosis ...