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Advances in the Treatment of Melanoma

Medical oncologists Paul Chapman and Jedd Wolchok describe two studies of promising new therapies for advanced melanoma.

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Skin Cancer: Latest Developments in Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment

A study has shown that a new drug for melanoma decreased the risk of death by 63 percent for people with advanced disease. The drug, an oral medical called vemurafenib, works by targeting and silencing a particular gene mutation associated with melanoma. Another study revealed that the FDA-approved ipilimumab (Yervoy™) bolsters the body’s immune system in fighting advanced melanoma. This therapy could extend life when combined with traditional chemotherapy.

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Advances in Skin Cancer Treatment

Medical experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering discuss new strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating skin cancer.

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Researchers Caution Against Combining Two Drugs for Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Researchers have found that combining ipilimumab (YervoyTM) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) can cause side effects for patients with metastatic melanoma.