Final Trial Report of Sentinel-Node Biopsy versus Nodal Observation in Melanoma

Alistair Cochran, MD is a senior author of an important study showing that lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy, with immediate complete lymph node dissection if the sentinel nodes contain metastases, significantly prolongs disease-free survival for patients with intermediate and thick melanomas and prolongs distant disease free survival and reduces death from melanoma for patients with intermediate thickness primary melanomas.  | << Abstract