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01/27/2022

In Plain English: The Results of DreamSeq

By Kim Margolin, M.D., FACP, FASCO Patients with advanced melanoma—spread to other organs or grown too large in the lymph…
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In Plain English
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09/27/2021

Vaccines 2021—Major Advances in Preventing Death from Infection and Malignancy

By Kim Margolin, M.D., FACP, FASCO Vaccine background and brief history The word “vaccine” comes from the Latin word vacca…
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Melanoma Research
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09/24/2021

What is Translational Medicine?

By Maria Libera Ascierto, MS, PhD Associate Professor Translational Cancer Immunology Director “The Rosalie and Harold R Brown Cancer Immunotherapy”…
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07/29/2021

In Plain English—June 2021 News from ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology

By Kim Margolin, M.D. You might have seen the term ASCO as you’ve scrolled through melanoma websites or research documents…
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03/08/2021

In Plain English: What are Acral Melanomas and How are They Similar to and Different from Common Cutaneous Melanomas?

By Kim Margolin, M.D. The definition of “acral” is “topmost” or “highest,” and this term refers to a body part…
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02/23/2021

In Plain English—COVID-19, the vaccines, and melanoma: What do melanoma patients and their families need to know?

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. Coronavirus is novel (new), and the vaccines are even newer, so little melanoma-specific information is…
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In Plain English
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01/10/2021

In Plain English—Intratumoral Injection: Boosting the immune response against metastatic melanoma by the direct injection of immunotherapy into tumor masses

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. Using the patient’s own immune system to combat melanoma is a powerful tool for patients…
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In Plain English
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11/12/2020

In Plain English—Neo-Adjuvant Therapy for Palpable/Resectable Stage III Melanoma

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. In this chapter of “In Plain English,” we will describe the concept of neo-adjuvant therapy. Certain terms…
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In Plain English
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09/29/2020

In Plain English: What is a “Triplet,” and Why Does it Matter in Melanoma?

By Kim Margolin, M.D. A “triplet” is the casual term to describe the combination of three drugs to treat cancer.…
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In Plain English
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01/23/2020

In Plain English: The Role of Dermatopathologists in Diagnosing Melanoma Patients

  Let’s start at the moment you are getting your skin checked at your dermatologist’s office. If everything looks normal,…
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In Plain English
01/27/2022

In Plain English: The Results of DreamSeq

By Kim Margolin, M.D., FACP, FASCO Patients with advanced melanoma—spread to other organs or grown too large in the lymph…
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In Plain English
09/27/2021

Vaccines 2021—Major Advances in Preventing Death from Infection and Malignancy

By Kim Margolin, M.D., FACP, FASCO Vaccine background and brief history The word “vaccine” comes from the Latin word vacca…
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Melanoma Research
09/24/2021

What is Translational Medicine?

By Maria Libera Ascierto, MS, PhD Associate Professor Translational Cancer Immunology Director “The Rosalie and Harold R Brown Cancer Immunotherapy”…
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Blog - Melanoma360
 | 
In Plain English
07/29/2021

In Plain English—June 2021 News from ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology

By Kim Margolin, M.D. You might have seen the term ASCO as you’ve scrolled through melanoma websites or research documents…
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In Plain English
03/08/2021

In Plain English: What are Acral Melanomas and How are They Similar to and Different from Common Cutaneous Melanomas?

By Kim Margolin, M.D. The definition of “acral” is “topmost” or “highest,” and this term refers to a body part…
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In Plain English
02/23/2021

In Plain English—COVID-19, the vaccines, and melanoma: What do melanoma patients and their families need to know?

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. Coronavirus is novel (new), and the vaccines are even newer, so little melanoma-specific information is…
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In Plain English
01/10/2021

In Plain English—Intratumoral Injection: Boosting the immune response against metastatic melanoma by the direct injection of immunotherapy into tumor masses

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. Using the patient’s own immune system to combat melanoma is a powerful tool for patients…
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In Plain English
11/12/2020

In Plain English—Neo-Adjuvant Therapy for Palpable/Resectable Stage III Melanoma

  By Kim Margolin, M.D. In this chapter of “In Plain English,” we will describe the concept of neo-adjuvant therapy. Certain terms…
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In Plain English
09/29/2020

In Plain English: What is a “Triplet,” and Why Does it Matter in Melanoma?

By Kim Margolin, M.D. A “triplet” is the casual term to describe the combination of three drugs to treat cancer.…
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In Plain English
01/23/2020

In Plain English: The Role of Dermatopathologists in Diagnosing Melanoma Patients

  Let’s start at the moment you are getting your skin checked at your dermatologist’s office. If everything looks normal,…
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In Plain English