Melanoma research (MERLIN_001)

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to collect information about an experimental test that is done during melanoma biopsies. Using this test, we may identify melanoma in the lymph nodes that is at a lower risk of being found in patients.

What is the Condition Being Studied?


Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults ages 18+ who:

  • Have melanoma
  • Are getting a lymph node biopsy at Duke

For more information about who can join this study, please contact the study team at

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you agree to participate, you will:

  • Give a part of the melanoma biopsy tissue that has already been removed from your skin
  • Have data collected from your upcoming surgery and at some of your follow-up visits to the clinic
  • Complete a survey at three timepoints over a 6-month period.

Study Details

Full Title
MElanoma Research Lymph node prediction Implementation National_001
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Surgery
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00109784
Enrollment Status