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Melanoma Multidisciplinary Care 2014 - What You Need to Know
Sunday, March 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lynn Ann Cornelius, MD, FAAD
- Ryan Fields, MD
- Gerald P. Linette, MD, PhD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the recent advances in the understanding of melanoma pathogenesis that have translated into newer treatment strategies.
- Discuss current NCCN guidelines for melanoma and appropriately manage melanoma patients in conjunction with colleagues in medical and surgical oncology.
- Recognize how to access newer melanoma treatment protocols that are currently in clinical trial.
This session is geared to optimize the understanding of the dermatologist to the current advances in melanoma pathogenesis and the relevance to recently approved FDA treatments. Multidisciplinary management of the melanoma patient will be discussed in the context of the 2014 NCCN guidelines by dermatology, medical oncology and surgical oncology. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining appropriate pre-treatment laboratory and radiographic studies for various stages of presentation. Surgical and medical management will be discussed, including indications for lymph node surgery and surgery for metastatic disease. Cooperative group clinical trials for melanoma will also be reviewed.