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Chemotherapy for Melanoma

  • Hedwig StaniszEmail author
  • Thomas Vogt
  • Knuth Rass
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Pathology book series (CCPATH)

Abstract

When detected in its early stages, melanoma is a curable disease in the vast majority of patients. Once metastases occur, the prognosis of this disease worsens dramatically. Metastasis localization and tumor burden are critical determinants of survival. In 2008, an estimated 8,420 deaths due to metastatic melanoma were reported in the United States. For distant metastatic disease, the overall 10-year survival rate is less than 10% and median survival of these patients ranges between 6 and 9 months.

Keywords

Metastatic Melanoma Melanoma Patient Uveal Melanoma Vinca Alkaloid Isolate Limb Perfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Venerology and AllergologyUniversity Hospital of the SaarlandHomburgGermany

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