On behalf our guest editors, Drs. Antonio Buzaid, Jun Guo and Sanjiv Agarwala, it is a pleasure to welcome you to this special edition on melanoma. While not a very common disease in China, the many dramatic and recent advances in melanoma have made this a paradigm for the success of immunotherapy and targeted treatment of cancer in general. In other words, research in melanoma is creating a revolution in the understanding of tumor biology and is teaching us how to treat other cancers using a more rational approach.
In this issue we bring you articles written by experts from China and around the world. We cover quite comprehensively the treatment approaches to the adjuvant therapy of melanoma and the newer treatments that have shown success in advanced disease. We hope you will enjoy this issue and that it will enhance your understanding of this challenging disease.