Expert Video - How is melanoma treated with targeted therapy?
Dr. Jeffrey Weber, an oncologist from New York University Langone Medical Center, describes a form of precision medicine called targeted therapy. Taken in pill form, it may be used after surgery for later stage melanoma. It can be effective for treating melanomas that have certain gene changes and with certain aggressive tumors. About six of every 10 patients with advanced melanoma have a change in a gene called BRAF. Some others, especially if the melanoma starts in the mucous membranes, have a change in a gene called C-KIT.
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