Skin Cancer

Trial Confirms Clinical Activity of Trametinib Plus Dabrafenib in BRAF-V600–Mutant Melanoma

September 24th 2021, 5:00pm

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The largest known prospective study of patients treated with trametinib plus dabrafenib for unresectable advanced melanoma with BRAF-V600 mutation confirmed the combination’s clinical activity.

Care Utilization, Costs Significantly Differ Between First-Line Metastatic Melanoma Treatments

September 17th 2021, 12:20pm

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A study of patients given first-line metastatic melanoma treatment showed that utilization rates were highest in patients using ipilimumab-containing therapies.

Factors of Ipilimumab/Nivolumab Success in Metastatic Melanoma Identified

September 12th 2021, 1:00pm

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This new analysis of combination treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab identified factors likely to lead to therapeutic success with the combination.

In BRAF-Mutated Advanced Melanoma, Range of First-line Choices Brings Hope, Questions

September 10th 2021, 11:10am

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Patients with BRAF-V600 mutated metastatic melanoma have new treatment options to consider, but scientists are still waiting on additional data to help choose which first-line treatments are best for which patients.

Dr Christine Ko: Transplant Patients Face Unique Skin Cancer Risks

September 10th 2021, 11:00am

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Patients who undergo transplant face an increased risk of skin cancer because of their immunosuppressed status, explained Christine Ko, MD, professor of dermatology and pathology at Yale University.

Similar Therapy Tolerance Seen Among Patients With Melanoma, Regardless of Age

September 8th 2021, 7:00pm

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Patients over the age of 65 had similar rates of serious adverse events, and nearly identical progression-free survival, when compared with younger patients.

Dr Todd Schlesinger on How Medical, Cosmetic, Research Dermatology Interact

September 5th 2021, 12:00pm

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Being a full-service dermatology practice helps make patients' lives easier when they have skin cancer, explained Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD, director, Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston and Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas.

Higher Rates of Chronic Complications Linked With Anti–PD-1 Treatment Seen in Patients With Melanoma

August 31st 2021, 3:12pm

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Results of a multicenter study showed 43% of patients with advanced melanoma treated with anti–programmed cell death 1 therapy experienced chronic complications.

Autophagy Inhibition in BRAF-Driven Skin Cancers Raises Hopes, Questions

August 25th 2021, 7:00pm

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Autophagy inhibition could help patients who develop resistance to BRAF inhibitors, but a new review shows important questions remain.

Researchers Assess ICI Resistance in Melanoma Treatment

August 22nd 2021, 3:30pm

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Researchers outline factors that may inhibit immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy in patients with melanoma.