Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in Italian hospitals: Adjuvant and metastatic therapy in melanoma

Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Michele Guida, Antonella Romanini, Maria Grazia Bernengo, Paolo Ascierto, Paola Queirolo, Mario Mandalà, Michele Maio, Virginia Ferraresi, Ignazio Stanganelli, Alessandro Testori, Ruggero Ridolfi

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Abstract

Melanoma incidence and mortality rates are rising in Italy, indicating that more effective treatments are required both in the adjuvant and metastatic settings. We analyzed clinical practices in the adjuvant and metastatic settings by conducting a nationwide survey of clinicians responsible for managing melanoma treatment and follow-up in a representative sample of Italian hospitals. 95% of participating hospitals completed the panel of questions on adjuvant and metastatic treatment, making it likely that these results give a realistic picture of treatment and follow-up of melanoma patients in Italy. In low-volume hospitals (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalDermatology
Volume226
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Adjuvant treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Interferon
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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