Ipilimumab is a drug that was approved in 2011 for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It works by allowing the immune system to fight cancer cells. To date, the perspectives of patients being treated with immunologically based therapies have not been thoroughly evaluated. Understanding patients’ perceptions of ipilimumab therapy and their quality of life during treatment can help doctors better comprehend the experiences of patients receiving ipilimumab.
In this study, researchers will survey patients (via interviews and questionnaires) about their perceptions of ipilimumab therapy before, during, and after treatment, and also ask them about their quality of life.