Precision Medicine and PET/Computed Tomography in Melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent advances in genomic profiling and sequencing of melanoma have provided new insights into the development of the basis for molecular biology to more accurately subgroup patients with melanoma. The development of novel mutation-targeted and immunomodulation therapy as a major component of precision oncology has revolutionized the management and outcome of patients with metastatic melanoma. PET imaging plays an important role in noninvasively assessing the tumor biological behavior, to guide individualized treatment and assess response to therapy. This review summarizes the recent genomic discoveries in melanoma in the era of targeted therapy and their implications for functional PET imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mena, E; Sanli, Y; Marcus, C; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 28867115

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5701665

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-9809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cpet.2017.05.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States