Independent validation of performance Merlin Test in Swedish patients (Skyline Dx Press Release)
"SkylineDx announced that their Merlin Test for melanoma patients was independently validated in a Swedish (European) cohort, where it could reduce approximately a third of the surgeries in the clinically most relevant patient group (patients with pT1-2 melanomas). The Merlin Test identifies melanoma patients that can safely forgo a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) surgery, a procedure used to determine metastatic spread of the cancer for staging purposes. In approximately 80% of patients the biopsy comes back negative for metastasis and does not further impact the patient pathway. The Merlin Test provides a more personalized insight on the metastatic propensity of the tumor. The patient with a low-risk tumor could avoid surgery."