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Prospective cohort study of ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph nodes in patients with intermediate-risk cutaneous melanoma

Source: MdLinx, March 2019 In this prospective study, researchers assessed the effectiveness of both regular clinical examination and ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph node basins in patients with intermediate-thickness cutaneous melanoma. They recruited 90 patients with melanoma with a 1.2–3.5 mm thickness who had under-gone wide local excision but not sentinel node biopsy to a […]

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Uveal melanoma incidence trends in Canada: a national comprehensive population-based study

Source: BMJ, March 2019

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Prospective cohort study of ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph nodes in patients with intermediate-risk cutaneous melanoma

Source: MDLinx, March 2019 In this prospective study, researchers assessed the effectiveness of both regular clinical examination and ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph node basins in patients with intermediate-thickness cutaneous melanoma. They recruited 90 patients with melanoma with a 1.2–3.5 mm thickness who had under-gone wide local excision but not sentinel node biopsy to a […]

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FDA Approves Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Stage III Melanoma

Source: OncLive, March 2019 The FDA has approved the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with high-risk stage III melanoma with lymph node involvement following complete resection.1 This is the first anti–PD-1 therapy evaluated in the adjuvant setting across patients with stage IIIA, stage IIIB, and stage IIIC melanoma. The approval is […]

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