The Melanoma Letter SPRING 2009, Vol. 27, No. 1

In this issue of The Melanoma Letter, Drs. Isaac Brownell, Nancy Lee, and Alice Ho at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explore the uses of superficial radiotherapy in treating certain types of melanoma. The technique can serve as an adjuvant therapy to regional lymph node basins in select patients at high risk for regional recurrence, as a palliative therapy for disseminated inoperable disease, and in select cases, as a primary therapy for lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma as well as unresectable in-transit metastases. On page 3 Dr. Reinhard Dummer details the experience of European clinicians using superficial radiotherapy to treat LMM.