Melanoma is a cancer related to sun exposure that affects the cells deep in the epidermis that produce melanin. It is an infrequent skin tumour, but it must be detected and treated early, since it has a much more aggressive behaviour, given its ability to spread to other parts of the body such as the lymph nodes, bones, lungs, liver or the brain. There are multiple therapies for the treatment of melanoma skin cancer, including surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Immunotherapy: This treatment uses drugs that stimulate patient’s immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells. There have been great advances in this type of therapy, providing encouraging results in recent years.
The GCCC 360 Centre of Oncological Excellence is integrated into the GenesisCare global network, with more than 350 centres around the world, especially in Australia, the second country in the world with the highest incidence of skin cancer. An innovative radiation therapy program for the treatment of melanoma skin cancer has been developed there and it is now being applied in a pioneering way in Spain.