Expert Video - How is melanoma diagnosed?

Cancer expert Dr. Jeffrey Weber of NYU Langone Medical Center explains how a dermatologist can take a sample of tissue, called a biopsy, to diagnose melanoma in its early stages. He discusses how an experienced dermatologist may recognize skin changes that lead to a biopsy and how a specialist called a pathologist examines the biopsy tissue in a lab to look for cancer.

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Merck, Natera, and Novartis.

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