European Journal of Dermatology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 392–403 | Cite as

Spanish Multidisciplinary Melanoma Group (GEM) guidelines for the management of patients with advanced melanoma

  • Alfonso Berrocal
  • Enrique Espinosa
  • Severiano Marín
  • Josep Malvehy
  • David Moreno
  • Maria Dolores Lozano
  • Salvador Martin-Algarra
  • Jose Antonio Lopez
  • Carlos Conill
  • Jose Luis Rodriguez-Peralto
Review
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Abstract

Advanced melanoma is a relatively uncommon condition whose therapeutic management has undergone major changes over the past four years. The present article aims to establish recommendations for the management of these patients based on the best available evidence reached by consensus of a group of professionals familiar in the treatment of these patients. These professionals, belonging to Spanish Multidisciplinary Melanoma Group, reviewed the diagnostic process and the incorporation of newtechniques of molecular diagnosis of advanced disease; treatment and monitoring of stage III both as adjuvant locoregional treatments have been addressed, as well as new therapies for stage IV.We have reviewed the palliative treatment alternatives for disseminated disease, such as surgery, radiotherapy or non-cytotoxic systemic treatments. Finally, we have also reviewed the most relevant toxicities of new drugs and their management in clinical practice.

Key words

advanced melanoma diagnosis therapeutic management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso Berrocal
    • 1
  • Enrique Espinosa
    • 2
  • Severiano Marín
    • 3
  • Josep Malvehy
    • 4
  • David Moreno
    • 5
  • Maria Dolores Lozano
    • 6
  • Salvador Martin-Algarra
    • 7
  • Jose Antonio Lopez
    • 8
  • Carlos Conill
    • 9
  • Jose Luis Rodriguez-Peralto
    • 10
  1. 1.Department of OncologyHospital La PazMadridSpain
  2. 2.Service of OncologyHospital La PazMadridSpain
  3. 3.Plastic SurgeryConsorcio Hospital General UniversitarioValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Dermatology Department, Melanoma UnitHospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Dermatology UnitHospital Universitario Virgen MacarenaSevilleSpain
  6. 6.Department of PathologyClinica Universitaria de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  7. 7.Department of OncologyClinica Universitaria de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  8. 8.Department of OncologyUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  9. 9.Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d’Investigacions Biomédiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  10. 10.Department of PathologyHospital 12 de OctubreMadridSpain

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