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Session Information

FOC U086 - Advanced Melanoma-Staging, Mechanisms of Current Therapies, Update on Future Therapies

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room C220/221/222

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Compare stages of advanced melanoma
  • Discuss mechanisms of current therapies
  • Summarize future therapies

The treatment of melanoma patients with locoregional and distant metastases has changed dramatically with the availability of new immunotherapeutics and molecularly targeted therapies. This session will review the current approach to genetic analysis of melanoma and the use of this information to guide therapy for metastatic disease. Discussion will also include next-generation immunotherapeutics (including immunopotentiating antibodies, biochemotherapy and therapy with activated T cells), molecularly targeted therapies, intralesional therapies, and isolated regional therapy. Mechanisms of current and potential future therapies will also be discussed.