Melanomas

Melanomas are malignant tumours that usually metastasise to the liver and become a particularly difficult clinical case with very limited therapeutic options, since systemic chemotherapy has proven ineffective in managing non-operable metastastic disease. Local transarterial treatments, such as chemoembolisation, are an effective management method, since they administer high doses of chemotherapeutic agents, while avoiding systemic side-effects.

Dr Ioannis Dedes is an expert in transarterial chemoembolisations of hepatic metastatic melanomas, so that well tolerated chemotherapeutic agents may be administered to patients; outcomes are extremely encouraging.