Jeong Hee Cho-Vega, M.D. Ph.D., a skin cancer expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine, and colleagues have shown that a relatively
simple multi-step molecular diagnostic algorithm can help determine
whether rare, atypical spitzoid tumors are benign spitz nevi or
malignant melanomas. This new protocol could ensure that patients
receive the right therapies to match the severity of their tumors.
The study was published in the Journal of Modern Pathology.
Dr. Breelyn Wilky is a sarcoma medical oncologist at Sylvester who
works closely with a team of oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists
to provide comprehensive care for sarcoma patients. Dr. Wilky has been
leading various clinical trials which have proven to be extremely effective. Patients Brittany and Isabel were declared cancer-free after being treated
with immunotherapy by Dr. Wilky.
Doctors at The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have made a remarkable breakthrough treating skin cancer with Gardasil, the HPV
vaccine. Mrs. McKenzie, a patient, who had various advanced tumors,
underwent this experimental treatment and is now cancer-free! She will
soon be celebrating her 100th birthday with her family.
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