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Elsevier launches PracticeUpdate’s Advanced Melanoma Center of Excellence

Free virtual institute and online community focuses on diagnosis and treatment of advanced melanoma

Philadelphia – WEBWIRE

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that it has launched its newest PracticeUpdate Center of Excellence (COE) focuses on advanced melanoma.

The Advanced Melanoma COE, an important new offering for PracticeUpdate members, brings together medical experts in oncology to discuss and provide relevant treatment perspectives and disease information on advanced melanoma.

Among the features of PracticeUpdate’s Advanced Melanoma COE are:

  • Tumor Boards – join interactive, ongoing patient case discussions with peers and COE faculty.
  • Video Expert Opinion – watch expert presentations and discussions on key topics related to advanced melanoma
  • Colleague Insights – gain insights from PracticeUpdate’s expert faculty, who select and connect on important articles from many of the top oncology journals.
  • Living Resources – stay current with free oncology textbook chapters, simplified guidelines, and frequently asked questions.
  • Conferences – benefit from expert reports on advanced melanoma from important oncology conferences.

“This unique center has two exceptional Editors-in-Chief. Dr. Ari VanderWalde, a medical oncologist from the US and Dr. Alexander van Akkooi, a surgical oncologist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This gives the center diverse and complementary perspectives and expertise,” said Aman Shah, Executive Publisher, PracticeUpdate.

Dr. VanderWalde is Director of Clinical Research, West Cancer Center and Research Institute and Associate Vice Chancellor of Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Van Akkooi is EORTC Melanoma Group Secretary of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL). They are joined by Associate Editor Dr. Zeynep Eroglu, Assistant Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA.

PracticeUpdate is a free service providing physicians with the latest research and medical information that is expert-selected, curated and contextualized, including insights and analysis from opinion leaders. The site provides a highly customized experience for its members by tailoring its content to each user’s chosen specialty and communication preferences. For additional information on the Advanced Melanoma COE, please visit


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirectScopusSciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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