The Role of the Pathologist During Melanoma Treatment

Anthony M. Magliocco, MD, discusses the pathologist’s role when treating a patient with melanoma.

Anthony M. Magliocco, MD, chair of pathology, executive director of esoteric labs at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the pathologist’s role when treating a patient with melanoma.

Clinical Pearls

  • In addition to the primary practitioner, there is a team of experts that can help guide treatment by providing information on molecular genetics, therapy, and radiation oncology
  • A molecular pathologist can help a primary practitioner understand a tumor, the best technology platform to use, how to interpret data, and more
  • It is important for a primary practitioner to become familiar with the laboratories they work with in order to better understand the technologies, how they are changing, and what impact they can have on patients