Oncology Central

Radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma: current and future applications


Cutaneous malignant melanoma remains a significant health burden worldwide despite advances in the management of locoregionally advanced and metastatic disease. Historically, the efficacy of radiation therapy (RT) has been questioned due to the perceived radioresistance of melanoma cancer cells in vitro. Nowadays, RT has limited indications for primary disease, but is used for high-risk nodal disease and in the palliative setting.

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