ASCO 2018 | Techniques for detecting brain metastases in melanoma

Grant McArthur

Speaking from the American Society of Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, IL, Grant McArthur, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRACP, of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia, discusses how to detect tumor recurrence in metastatic melanoma. In his specialty of brain metastases, he points to MRI imaging as the most effective technique. He also gives an overview of other potential techniques, including cell-free DNA analysis and plasma markers like S100, but concludes that these methods lack the sensitivity of MRI.

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