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CyberKnife® Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma as Part of a Multimodality Therapy



Abstract

Metastatic malignant melanoma is an incurable disease with a median survival of 8.5 months and a probability of surviving five years after the diagnosis of less than 5%. To date, no systemic therapy has meaningfully changed these survival end points. A case of metastatic melanoma treated with combined modalities including image-guided robotic radiosurgery with CyberKnife® (Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), and has an overall survival of 14 years is presented.



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CyberKnife® Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma as Part of a Multimodality Therapy


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William T. Brown Corresponding Author

Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Fahed Fayed

CyberKnife Center of Miami; Radiation Oncology Department, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Miami, FL

Xiaodong Wu

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

James M. Hevezi

Austin CyberKnife Center, Austin, TX

Irene Monterroso

CyberKnife Center of Miami, Miami, FL

James G. Schwade

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: This study did not involve human participants or tissue. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Acknowledgements

All authors contributed to drafting the manuscript and all authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.


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CyberKnife® Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma as Part of a Multimodality Therapy


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CyberKnife® Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma as Part of a Multimodality Therapy

  • Author Information
    William T. Brown Corresponding Author

    Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

    Fahed Fayed

    CyberKnife Center of Miami; Radiation Oncology Department, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Miami, FL

    Xiaodong Wu

    CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

    James M. Hevezi

    Austin CyberKnife Center, Austin, TX

    Irene Monterroso

    CyberKnife Center of Miami, Miami, FL

    James G. Schwade

    CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: This study did not involve human participants or tissue. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements

    All authors contributed to drafting the manuscript and all authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.


    Article Information

    Published: May 25, 2011

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.27

    Cite this article as:

    Brown W T, Fayed F, Wu X, et al. (May 25, 2011) CyberKnife® Treatment of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma as Part of a Multimodality Therapy. Cureus 3(5): e27. doi:10.7759/cureus.27

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    Published: May 25, 2011

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    Brown et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Metastatic malignant melanoma is an incurable disease with a median survival of 8.5 months and a probability of surviving five years after the diagnosis of less than 5%. To date, no systemic therapy has meaningfully changed these survival end points. A case of metastatic melanoma treated with combined modalities including image-guided robotic radiosurgery with CyberKnife® (Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), and has an overall survival of 14 years is presented.



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William T. Brown, M.D.

Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

For correspondence:
brow5417@bellsouth.net

Fahed Fayed, None

CyberKnife Center of Miami; Radiation Oncology Department, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Miami, FL

Xiaodong Wu, Ph.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

James M. Hevezi, Ph.D.

Austin CyberKnife Center, Austin, TX

Irene Monterroso, Ph.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami, Miami, FL

James G. Schwade, M.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

William T. Brown, M.D.

Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Miami Cyberknife; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

For correspondence:
brow5417@bellsouth.net

Fahed Fayed, None

CyberKnife Center of Miami; Radiation Oncology Department, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Miami, FL

Xiaodong Wu, Ph.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

James M. Hevezi, Ph.D.

Austin CyberKnife Center, Austin, TX

Irene Monterroso, Ph.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami, Miami, FL

James G. Schwade, M.D.

CyberKnife Center of Miami; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL