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Friday, February 23 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
197 Predictors of Completion Node Dissection Positivity in Melanoma: A Retrospective Study

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Shan He MS, Justin Martin MS, Matt Perez MD, ZhiHua Chen MS, Jane Messina MD

While sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the standard of care for patients with melanoma >1 mm in depth, the optimal treatment strategy for patients with tumor-involved SLN is unclear. Completion dissection (CLND) of the involved nodal basin(s) is typically employed, but a recent multicenter international trial (MSLT-2) failed to show improvement in overall survival for patients undergoing CLND. This may be explained partially by the low incidence of positive CLND. We utilize our institutional melanoma database to investigate the relationship of clinicopathologic features of primary melanoma and sentinel node metastases to the presence of metastases in the CLND.


Shan He

Masters student, Morsani College of Medicine

Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm