Cancer Control Journal

This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.

 October 2013 | Volume 20, Number 4



Recent Advances in the Treatment of Melanoma  (PDF file: 57 MB)
Jonathan S. Zager, MD, Amod A. Sarnaik, MD, Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD, and Ragini R. Kudchadkar, MD




Identifying Risk Factors Using a Skin Cancer Screening Program (PDF file: 156 MB)
Jeremy Robert Etzkorn, MD, Rajiv Prakash Parikh, Suroosh S. Marzban, MS, Kimberly Law, Ashley H. Davis, MS, Bhupendra Rawal, MS, Michael J. Schell, PhD, Vernon K. Sondak, MD, Jane L. Messina, MD, Lois E. Rendina, Jonathan S. Zager, MD, and Mary H. Lien, MD


Videoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy for Metastatic Melanoma (PDF file: 242 MB)
Benjamin M. Martin, MD, Viraj A. Master, MD, PhD, and Keith A. Delman, MD


Melanoma Mutagenesis and Aberrant Cell Signaling (PDF file: 266 MB)
Danielle M. Bello, MD, Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, and Richard D. Carvajal, MD

4.jpg New Targeted Therapies in Melanoma (PDF file: 82 MB)
Ragini R. Kudchadkar, MD, Rene Gonzalez, MD, and Karl Lewis, MD
5.jpg Adoptive Cell Transfer for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma:   The Potential and Promise of Cancer Immunotherapy (PDF file: 213 MB)
Giao Q. Phan, MD, and Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
6.jpg Novel Treatments for Melanoma Brain Metastases (PDF file: 369 MB)
Rajappa S. Kenchappa, PhD, Nam Tran, MD, PhD, Nikhil G. Rao, MD, Keiran S. Smalley, PhD, Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD, Vernon K. Sondak, MD, and Peter A. Forsyth, MD
7.jpg Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma:  Treatment and Outcomes With a Standardized Margin of Resection (PDF file: 340 MB)
Jeremiah L. Deneve, DO, Jane L. Messina, MD, Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, Suroosh S. Marzban, MS, G. Douglas Letson, MD, David Cheong, MD, Ricardo J. Gonzalez, MD, Vernon K. Sondak, MD, and Jonathan S. Zager, MD


Ten Best Readings Relating to Melanoma (PDF file: 57 MB)

Index for 2013, Volume 20 (PDF file: 70 MB)

Peer Reviewers 2013 (PDF file: 45 MB)


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About the art in this issue:

Tenzin Norbu Lama was born in Dolpo, Nepal.  At the age of 12, he began painting and training with his father in traditional thangka painting, which usually involves painting on silk with appliqué or embroidery, often depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala.  A well-known artist among the Buddhist and Nepali communities, Norbu mixes the thangka genre with creative and novel images of the Himalayan and Tibetan landscapes and lifestyles. His work has appeared in many international publications as well as the feature film, “Himalaya,” and he is the illustrator of four children’s books.

Norbu’s work is currently held in private collections and museums.  His artwork was featured in a major exhibition at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris in 2002.  Norbu currently lives in Kathmandu but returns to Dolpo regularly, where he is turning his talent and creativity to education, helping to create cultural and economic opportunities in his homeland.  For more information, the artist or his son can be contacted via e-mail at

Masked Dancer.

Table of Contents:
Crossing the Pass (detail).
Village Life. (detail).
Yaks. (detail).
Returning Home. (detail).
Winter Travels (detail).
By Moonlight.
Building the Temple.