Practice Pearl 4
The treatment landscape for late stage melanoma has rapidly evolved in recent years, and it is important to be across the latest available therapies. In this interactive module, you will learn about systemic therapy in Stage III and IV melanoma, and learn about when radiation therapy is a suitable treatment modality. Therapeutic options for a number of metastases are also covered.
The Practice Pearls are a series of easy-to-digest resources for busy GPs and other medical, nursing and allied professionals who are not specialised in the treatment of melanoma. They have a strong diagnostic and practical management emphasis to help you gain a better understanding of the disease.
Dr Alexander Varey
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia and Westmead Hospital | Clinical Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Jonathan Stretch AM
Surgical Oncologist and Deputy Medical Director, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor of Melanoma and Skin Oncology, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Robyn Saw
General Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia | Associate Professor in Surgery, The University of Sydney | Head of Department, Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
1. Describe the roles of targeted therapy and immunotherapy in the management of advanced melanoma.
2. Identify the situations in which radiation therapy may be appropriate in patients with advanced melanoma.
3. Recall the therapeutic options available for treatment of metastases of melanoma to the brain, spinal cord, skin and bone.