On November 6, 2019, the FDA and the Melanoma Research Alliance co-hosted a public workshop to identify, discuss, and address key issues, challenges and opportunities in the pursuit of neoadjuvant therapies for patients with surgically resectable melanoma. This exciting, half-day workshop brought together clinicians, researchers, regulators, and patient advocates to explore opportunities and discuss challenges in the development of neoadjuvant therapies for melanoma. The workshop took place at National Harbor (outside of Washington, D.C.) with opportunities to participate in person and via simultaneous webcast.

Keynote Lecture: A role and rationale for neoadjuvant therapy in the melanoma treatment landscape & Session 1: Foundational Experience from Other Areas in Oncology

Presentation 1: Suzanne Topalian, MD
Presentation 2: Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Presentation 3: Patricke Forde, MB MRCP UK
Presentation 4: Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, MD
Presentation 5: Donald Berry, PhD

Session 2: Current Melanoma Neoadjuvant Experience

Presentation 6: Caroline Robert, MD, PhD
Presentation 7: Jennifer Wargo, MD, MMSc
Presentation 8: Janis Taube, MD

Session 3: Optimal Clinical Trial Design and Patient Selection

Presentation 9: Charlotte Ariyan, MD, PhD
Presentation 10: Michael Atkins, MD
Presentation 11: Christian Blank, MD, PhD
Presentation 12: Rajeshwari Sridhara, PhD

Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A — Working Together to Develop Neoadjuvant Therapies in Melanoma

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