Therapeutic options in cutaneous melanoma: latest developments.

  title={Therapeutic options in cutaneous melanoma: latest developments.},
  author={Rodabe N Amaria and Karl D. Lewis and Ren{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in medical oncology},
  volume={3 5},
Melanoma is a malignancy that is highly curable in the early stages but has devastating consequences in later stages due to lack of response to traditional treatments. Improved understanding of the basic science of tumorigenesis has helped lead to novel targeted therapies which are producing beneficial results in patients with melanoma. Enhancement of the immune system by blockade of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated antigen-4 by the monoclonal antibody ipilimumab is now approved by the… CONTINUE READING