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Melanoma Adjuvant Therapy Is Refined and Improved Through Ongoing Research

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Adjuvant Therapy: A New Frontier for Treating Melanoma


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Adjuvant Therapy’s Goal is to Prevent Melanoma Recurrence


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Why Do Some Patients Respond Better Than Others to Adjuvant Therapies?


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Adjuvant Therapies May Come With Potentially Severe Side Effects


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Researchers Study Genetic Factors That May Make Side Effects More Likely


Scientist examining a bacteria culture plate
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Could 'Good' Gut Bacteria Help Make Treatment More Successful?


Man responding well to adjuvant therapy.
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Patients With BRAF Mutation Respond Well to Targeted Therapy


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Why Do Some Patients Become Resistant to Targeted Therapy?


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Some Patients May Opt for Additional Testing to See if Targeted Therapy Is an Option


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Researchers Are Studying Other Gene Mutations and How to Best Treat Them


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Melanoma Tumor’s 'Total Mutation Burden' Also Plays a Role


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The Immune System Can Better Recognize Tumors That Have More Mutations


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Neoadjuvant Therapy: The New Frontier to Treating Patients Before Surgery


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