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Session Information

FRM F018 - New Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Difficult Pigmented Lesions

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 201

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Martin Charles Mihm, Jr., MD, FAAD

  • Adriano Piris, MD

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

  • Describe the essential pathways that are activated in melanoma
  • Discuss the use of molecular techniques such as FISH, CGH and the diagnosis and prognosis of melanoma
  • Thoroughly review the new treatments based on molecular targets and manipulation of the various molecular pathways

An overview of the important molecular pathways in the development of nevi and melanoma, as well as senescence, will be presented. On the basis of these pathway changes, specific diagnostic tools will be described. These tools include FISH analysis, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), and other relevant techniques such as deep sequencing will be elaborated upon. Finally, the molecular approach to therapeutics based on understanding of pathways and molecular diagnostics will be reviewed.