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American Pathologists Meeting

Grapevine, TX—Two expert oncologists presented the clinical data in support for and against the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in melanoma as the standard of care during the 2011 College of American Pathologists annual meeting.

Vernon Sondak, MD, Chair, De - partment of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, supported the use of SLNB as the standard of care in melanoma.

J. Meirion Thomas, MD, attending oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College, London, said that routine SLNB in melanoma is unwarranted.

Grapevine, TX—The role of pathologists in gathering and interpreting oncologic information has never been as complex as it is today, but neither has it been as clinically impactful, suggested presenters at the 2011 College of American Pathologists meeting.


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