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S11: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Published Studies for Essential Oils in the Treatment of Melanoma
Melanoma is a prevalent type of skin cancer found in melanin-producing cells. Current melanoma treatment methods include chemotherapy medications: Ipilimumab (Yervoy®), Nivolumab (Opdivo®), and Dabrafenib (Tafinlar®). However, in the past 20 years, essential oils (EOs) have been found to prevent cancerous growth and symptoms as a potential alternative therapy. The purpose of this comprehensive and systematic review is to discuss the utilization of essential oils that possess therapeutics effects on melanoma cells. These EOs can be considered as a possible adjuvant or alternative therapy to enhance treatment efficiency and quality of life in melanoma patients.