Melanoma – New options, new hope | Overview
The treatment landscape in advanced melanoma has been transformed in recent years with the development of novel pharmacological agents, with a shift towards higher response rates, prolonged disease control and the possibility of cure for some patients.
This comprehensive interactive module will give you an overview of the available treatments for patients with Stage III and IV melanoma, including the common adverse effects that GPs need to be aware of. It also covers the role of the GP in referring to a melanoma specialist and providing supportive care.
Please note that the content of this module as accurate at the time of publishing (December 2019) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.
A/Prof Matteo Carlino
Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals
Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Sydney
Declaration of Interest
Dr Linda Taoube
Lecturer, The University of Sydney
General Practitioner, Your Doctors
- Recall current guidelines regarding the medical management of people with Stage III and IV melanoma.
- Identify and address common adverse effects associated with immunotherapy and targeted therapies used in the treatment of melanoma.
- Review and address the diverse emotional, psychological and social aspects associated with diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of people with advanced melanoma, including referral pathways for psychological assessment and care.
This learning module was proudly supported through unrestricted educational grants from:
Excellent overviewEasy to understand and thorough
Peter Robert Beeston
Dr P R Bvery good general update
Dr Paul Angel
DrIt was great but with a lot of special information regarding the newest melanoma treatment.