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Only 9 FDA-approved therapies for metastatic melanoma currently exist, and they benefit only a minority of patients
One American dies every hour from melanoma and someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with the disease every 8 minutes
Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old
1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., and the incidence is rising even at a time when incidence of other common cancers has declined
Melanoma has the ability to spread widely to other parts of the body, and patients with disseminated Stage IV melanoma have a median life expectancy of less than one year
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