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Treatment algorithm of metastatic mucosal melanoma

Forums Mucosal Melanoma Community Treatment algorithm of metastatic mucosal melanoma

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    JerryfromFauq
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      Treatment algorithm of metastatic mucosal melanoma

      Abstract: Mucosal melanoma is usually considered as the most aggressive and treatment-resistant subtype of melanoma. The unsatisfactory results of standard clinical therapies for metastatic melanoma highlight the needs for effective new therapeutic strategies. Recent successes in the development of new therapies for metastatic melanoma, such as inhibitors for mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway and blocking antibodies against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) or programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway, have yielded promising results, expanding the continually evolving landscape of therapeutic options for patients with this disease. In this chapter we review chemotherapies, immunotherapies, targeted therapies and angiogenesis therapies in metastatic mucosal melanoma and discuss their implications.

      Keywords: Mucosal melanoma; chemotherapy; targeted therapy; immunotherapy

      Submitted Apr 30, 2014. Accepted for publication Aug 13, 2014.

       

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        CHD
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          Thanks for posting this.  Being reminded that this subtype is considered the most aggressive and treatment resistant form of melanoma is sobering, as I get to the point where I allow myself to forget as I am currently NED.  I am focused on getting to the 2-year mark (in May) without recurrence.  It is so encouraging to see that this type of research is ongoing and promising for this subtype too.

          CHD
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            Thanks for posting this.  Being reminded that this subtype is considered the most aggressive and treatment resistant form of melanoma is sobering, as I get to the point where I allow myself to forget as I am currently NED.  I am focused on getting to the 2-year mark (in May) without recurrence.  It is so encouraging to see that this type of research is ongoing and promising for this subtype too.

            CHD
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              Thanks for posting this.  Being reminded that this subtype is considered the most aggressive and treatment resistant form of melanoma is sobering, as I get to the point where I allow myself to forget as I am currently NED.  I am focused on getting to the 2-year mark (in May) without recurrence.  It is so encouraging to see that this type of research is ongoing and promising for this subtype too.

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