BRAF Testing For Melanoma: Types, Procedure & Results

Source: TrueHealth Blog, June 2023

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It has become a significant global public health concern. The American Cancer Society predicts that approximately 97,610 new cases of Melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2023, with more men than women affected. Early identification and effective management of this disease are crucial in improving the survival rates of people with Melanoma.

In 2020, around 324,635 individuals worldwide were identified as diagnosed with Melanoma. A promising approach that has recently emerged for better diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma is BRAF testing.

This article will provide an overview of melanoma BRAF testing and explain its importance in clinical practice.