Drugs in Clinical Development for Melanoma

  title={Drugs in Clinical Development for Melanoma},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Medicine},
  • Published 2012
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
Melanoma is a neoplastic disorder of melanocytes, occurring in the skin and in the soft tissue of the meninges, mucous membranes and upper oesophagus. It is less common than non-melanoma skin cancers, but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. The incidence of melanoma is increasing rapidly in the US and Europe, particularly in young adults, mainly due to UV over exposure. Treatment of early-stage melanoma is associated with extremely high survival rates, but later… Expand