Molecular profiling in cutaneous melanoma

Andrew L. Ji, Christopher K. Bichakjian, Susan M. Swetter

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Abstract

Molecular profiling of malignant tumors is gaining increasing interest in oncology. In recent years, several molecular techniques have been studied in melanoma, with the goal to improve upon the diagnostic and prognostic abilities of currently available clinical and histopathologic parameters. Reliable tests performed early in the diagnosis and management of melanoma could lead to decreased morbidity and mortality by selecting appropriate patients for more-aggressive therapy and sparing those for whom it is not indicated. This article reviews the molecular diagnostic and prognostic techniques currently available for melanoma and evaluates their potential role in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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