Radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma: current and future applications

Gorayski, Peter, Burmeister, Bryan and Foote, Matthew (2015) Radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma: current and future applications. Future Oncology, 11 3: 525-534. doi:10.2217/fon.14.300


Author Gorayski, Peter
Burmeister, Bryan
Foote, Matthew
Title Radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma: current and future applications
Journal name Future Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-8301
1479-6694
Publication date 2015-02-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2217/fon.14.300
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 525
End page 534
Total pages 10
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher Future Medicine
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Cutaneous malignant melanoma remains a significant health burden worldwide despite advances in the management of locoregionally advanced and metastatic disease. Historically, the efficacy of radiation therapy (RT) has been questioned due to the perceived radioresistance of melanoma cancer cells in vitro. Nowadays, RT has limited indications for primary disease, but is used for high-risk nodal disease and in the palliative setting. This review article outlines the current role of RT for melanoma and its expanding role in oligometastatic disease scenarios as an alternative approach to surgery and highlights potential future applications to harness RT interaction with immunomodulatory targeted therapies.
Keyword Cutaneous
Melanoma
Radiation therapy
Radiotherapy
Targeted therapies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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