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Melanoma Milestones: Expert Insights on Current and Emerging Treatment Strategies Across the Disease

  • Authors: John M. Kirkwood, MD; Vishal A. Patel, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/9/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for dermatologists, surgeons, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to understand current and emerging treatment strategies being evaluated across the spectrum of melanoma and how these strategies impact the multidisciplinary management of these patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Key clinical trial data evaluating targeted therapies for the treatment of patients with melanoma
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    • Tailoring treatment strategies for patients with melanoma
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to optimize care for patients with melanoma


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  • John M. Kirkwood, MD

    Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Co-Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
    UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    John M. Kirkwood, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Applied Clinical Intelligence, LLC; Amgen, Inc.; Ankyra Therapeutics; Axio Research / Instil Bio; Becker Pharmaceutical Consulting; Bristol Myers Squibb; Checkmate Pharmaceuticals; DermTech; Fenix Group International; Harbour BioMed; Immunocore LLC; Intellisphere, LLC / Cancer Network; Iovance Biotherapeutics IQVIA; Istari Oncology; Merck; Millennium Pharmaceuticals / Takeda Pharmaceutical; Natera Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; OncoCyte Corporation; OncoSec Medical Inc.; Pfizer; Replimune; Scopus BioPharma; SR One Capital Management
    Research funding from: Amgen Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Castle Biosciences, Inc.; Checkmate Pharmaceuticals; Harbour BioMed; Immvira Pharma Co.; Immunocore LLC; Iovance Biotherapeutics; Merck; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Schering-Plough; Takeda; Verastem, Inc.

  • Vishal A. Patel, MD

    Associate Professor of Dermatology
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Oncology
    Director of Cutaneous Oncology, Director of Dermatologic Surgery
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington, DC


    Vishal A. Patel, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Almirall; Jounce Therapeutics; PhD Biosciences
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Regeneron; Sanofi
    Stock options from: Lazarus Inc.
    Owns stock (publicly traded) in: Science 37, Inc.


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Melanoma Milestones: Expert Insights on Current and Emerging Treatment Strategies Across the Disease

Authors: John M. Kirkwood, MD; Vishal A. Patel, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/9/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023


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