Expert Video - Should I get genetic testing for melanoma?

Dr. Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, a melanoma expert from NYU Langone Medical Center, explains which stages of melanoma most benefit from a genetic test, when genetic testing is not helpful and how it is done. He discusses what the BRAF gene means for melanoma and its treatment, including the use of BRAF-blocking drugs.

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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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