Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
June 2007

Systemic Adjuvant Therapy for Patients With High-Risk Melanoma

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Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(6):779-782. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.6.779

Question: What is the evidence that systemic adjuvant therapy is of benefit in patients with high-risk resected melanoma? In their study, Verma et al include patients with thick melanomas (at least 4.0 mm in thickness), Clark level V tumor, primary melanoma with in-transit metastases, primary melanoma with clinically apparent lymph node involvement or a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy result, resected lymph node disease with no known primary site, and current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 2002 stage IIB, IIC, and III disease.

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