Segment 1- Introduction and Therapeutic Overview

Panel moderator and AJMC co-editor-in-chief Dr Mark Fendrick introduced panelists Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD, manager and medical director of oncology, WellPoint; Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, senior member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center; and Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA.

Panel moderator and AJMC co-editor-in-chief Dr Mark Fendrick introduced panelists Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD, manager and medical director of oncology, WellPoint; Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, senior member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center; and Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA.

Dr Weber began the discussion by giving a brief overview of the current treatment landscape in melanoma and the current unmet needs in the therapeutic armamentarium. “Melanoma has gone from being regarded by many oncologists in the community as an impossible-to-treat and hopeless malignancy to a disease that one might argue is the poster child for new targeted and immunologic therapies,” said Dr Weber.