EM1512E "Melanoma Metamorphoses" (IM GR-120415)
The lecture describes the epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, screening, prevention, diagnosis, staging, primary therapy, regional therapy and systemic therapy for malignant melanoma. The last part of the talk also details the UTSW science and medicine related to melanoma.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Understand how UVA from the sun leads to melanoma (i.e., the new dark photochemistry that produces melanoma mutations)
- Describe a major pathway in melanoma biology (e.g., Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling)
- List the best screening methods (including physician-trained exam, dermoscopy and total body photography)
- Describe the critical parameters in regional therapy of melanoma (specifically, when to use lymphadenectomy and regional nodal irradiation)
- Explain the role of immunotherapy in melanoma (application of immune checkpoint blockers and which patients respond best)
Arthur E. Frankel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Division of Hematology and Oncology
- 1.00 AMA