Medical oncologist Dr. Sapna Patel provides an overview of melanoma clinical trials.Clinical trials are research studies in which patients volunteer to help test new ways to screen for or diagnose melanoma, new procedures, or new treatments. Dr. Patel explains clinical trials specific to melanoma treatments, including treatments for when the melanoma is still in place (neoadjuvant), treatments after the melanoma has been removed (adjuvant), treatments for metastatic melanoma, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and genetic modifying agents.
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