Melanoma of the skin is the 19th most common malignant neoplasm worldwide, with 287,723 new cases estimated for 2018 and metastatic melanoma accounting for 4% of all new cases. In recent years, the prognosis of this stage has undergone a dramatic transformation with the advent of immunotherapy and BRAF/MEK targeted therapy.
Christianne Bourlon, MD, MS
Biphenotypic Extramedullary Blast Crisis of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia With Variant Philadelphia Chromosome Translocation
A 45-year-old man with a known history of rheumatic fever and aortic valve replacement 15 years earlier presented with the chief complaint of a 1-month history of progressive, intense, nonmechanical lumbar pain.