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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Metastatic Melanoma, including Diagnosing and Staging, in the Context of COVID-19 and Its Variants
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Targeted Therapy & the Role of Precision Medicine
  • The Role of Immunotherapy
  • Clinical Trial Updates, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Follow-Up Care
  • Tips for Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatments, including Sun & Wind Safety Recommendations
  • Controlling Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
  • Key Questions to Ask When Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Prepared Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Richard D. Carvajal, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Co-Leader, Precision Oncology and Systems Biology Program, Director, Experimental Therapeutics, Director, Melanoma Service, Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Amy Marbaugh, RN, BSN, MS

Education Officer, Melanoma Research Foundation

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 22, 2022.

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