https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/improving-melanoma-adjuvant-therapy
MelanomaTreatment

Melanoma Adjuvant Therapy Is Refined and Improved Through Ongoing Research

VIEW AS: LIST | SLIDES
Medical research.
iStock

Adjuvant therapy: a new frontier for treating melanoma


Cancer patient discussing recurrence prevention with her doctor.
iStock

Adjuvant therapy’s goal is to prevent melanoma recurrence


Doctor explaining why some patients respond better to adjuvant therapy than others.
iStock

Why do some patients respond better than others to adjuvant therapies?


Doctor explaining the potential side effects of adjuvant therapy to a patient.
iStock

Adjuvant therapies may come with potentially severe side effects


Genetic researchers.
iStock

Researchers study genetic factors that may make side effects more likely


Gut bacteria.
iStock

Could “good” gut bacteria help make treatment more successful?


Man responding well to adjuvant therapy.
iStock

Patients with BRAF mutation respond well to targeted therapy


Doctor explaining why targeted therapy isn't working.
iStock

Why do some patients become resistant to targeted therapy?


Doctor analyzing a genetic test.
iStock

Some patients may opt for additional testing to see if targeted therapy is an option


Medical researcher looking through a microscope.
iStock

Researchers are studying other gene mutations and how to best treat them


Tumor and a strand of DNA.
iStock

Melanoma tumor’s “total mutation burden” also plays a role


Immune system fighting cancer.
iStock

The immune system can better recognize tumors that have more mutations


Researchers developing new treatments.
iStock

Neoadjuvant therapy: the new frontier to treating patients before surgery


Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn

@rachelzohn

Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.