[Loco-regional treatments of the metastatic sites for patients with pauci-metastatic cutaneous melanoma (without brain metastasis): French national guidelines]

Bull Cancer. 2014 Jan 1;101(1):9-16. doi: 10.1684/bdc.2013.1868.
[Article in French]


Introduction: The last years are marked by the emergence of new molecules for the treatment of metastatic cutaneous melanoma with a significant benefit on the survival. Besides, some techniques are in development for the loco-regional treatment of the metastatic sites, bringing new therapeutic perspectives. However, their respective use and place in the therapeutic strategy are debated by healthcare professionals.

Objective: The French National Cancer Institute leads a national clinical practice guidelines project since 2008. It realized a review of these modalities of treatment and developed recommendations.

Methods: The clinical practice guidelines development process is based on systematic literature review and critical appraisal by a multidisciplinary expert workgroup. The recommendations are thus based on the best available evidence and expert agreement. Prior to publication, the guidelines are reviewed by independent practitioners in cancer care delivery.

Results: This article presents recommendations for loco-regional treatments of the pulmonary, bone, cutaneous, hepatic and digestive metastatic sites for patients with pauci-metastatic cutaneous melanoma.

Keywords: clinical practice guidelines; loco-regional treatments; metastatic cutaneous melanoma.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms* / secondary
  • Bone Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Digestive System Neoplasms*
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary
  • Liver Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Lung Neoplasms* / secondary
  • Lung Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Melanoma / therapy*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy

Supplementary concepts

  • Melanoma, Cutaneous Malignant