Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line. This year in the United States, there will be 87,000 new cases of melanoma and nearly 10,000 Americans will die from it. In the past 40 years, the incidence of melanoma has increased 15 times. But the good news is that 5-year survival of melanoma has been slowly increasing over the past 40 years. On this CME webcast, we have two melanoma experts from the Ohio State University. First, to tell us about the diagnosis and surgical treatment of melanoma, surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Alicia Terando. And then to update us on the treatment of advanced melanoma, medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kari Kendra.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the current data on adjuvant therapies for melanoma; DISCUSS the therapies available for systemic treatment of melanoma; UNDERSTAND the risk factors and diagnosis of malignant melanoma; and UNDERSTAND the surgical and medical management modalities for localized, regional and metastatic melanoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for melanoma
  • New treatments for melanoma
  • Punch biopsies for suspected melanoma
  • Surgery for metastases

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

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