Dr. Michael Atkins on Benefits of Adjuvant Treatment in Melanoma

March 17, 2016
Michael Atkins, MD

Atkins says because treatments currently used in patients with visible metastatic melanoma are normally efficacious between 50% and 60% of the time, then the expectation for these treatments in the adjuvant setting could be effective around 80% of the time.

Michael Atkins, MD, deputy director of the Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, professor of Oncology and Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, discusses the likelihood of adjuvant therapies in melanoma. Atkins says because treatments currently used in patients with visible metastatic melanoma are normally efficacious between 50% and 60% of the time, then the expectation for these treatments in the adjuvant setting could be effective around 80% of the time.