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What treatments are approved by the FDA for treatment of melanoma?


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Currently there are five therapies approved: (1) interferon alpha for use after high-risk melanoma has been resected (adjuvant therapy); (2) interleukin-2 (IL-2) for treatment of metastatic disease that cannot be removed surgically; and (3) dacarbazine, (4) ipilimumab, and (5) vemurafenib (BRAF mutant melanoma) for treatment of metastatic disease. Additional improvements to treatment are rapidly being developed. It is best to discuss specific treatment regimens with your physician and consider treatment on a clinical trial.

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