Educating Patients With Melanoma on the Ramifications of Their Diagnosis

Valerie Francescutti, MD, FRCSC, assistant professor, Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), discusses educating patients with melanoma on their disease.

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Valerie Francescutti, MD, FRCSC, assistant professor, Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), discusses educating patients with melanoma on their disease.

  • Researchers at RPCI sought to answer the question as to whether patients with melanoma understand the ramifications of their diagnosis and their treatment options.
  • A pilot study comparing an audio/visual intervention with a standard preoperative teaching session will ultimately be translated to later-stage melanoma and other cancers.