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Evaluating immune-related side effets in patients with advanced melanoma treated with immunotherapies

Evaluating immune-related side effets in patients with advanced melanoma treated with immunotherapies

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study monitored the occurrence of possible immune-related side effects (irSEs) in patients with advanced melanoma under single and combination therapy of ipilimumab (I; Yervoy), nivolumab (N; Opdivo), and pembrolizumab (P; Keytruda). The authors found that combination therapy increases the frequency of irSEs. Some background...

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Can biological therapies nivolumab and ipilimumab prevent stage IV melanoma from returning?

Can biological therapies nivolumab and ipilimumab prevent stage IV melanoma from returning?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if biological therapies nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) could safely prevent cancer return in patients with stage IV melanoma that has been surgically removed. The results showed that nivolumab and ipilimumab were effective at preventing recurrence but nivolumab alone was safer for patients. Some...

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How common are allergic reactions to different biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma?

How common are allergic reactions to different biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma?

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the frequency of allergic reactions to different doses of three biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma. The authors found that different doses of the three drugs reduced the number of allergic reactions. Some background Biological therapy has significantly improved treatment results for patients...

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What gut-related side effects do immunotherapy drugs and chemotherapy cause patients with cancer?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if certain immunotherapy drugs increased the risk of developing side effects in the gut in patients with cancer also receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that immunotherapy drugs increased the risks of developing gut-related side effects compared to chemotherapy alone. Some background...

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What types of skin-related side effects do biological treatments cause in patients with melanoma?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the types and frequency of different skin-related side effects that patients with melanoma experience while receiving biological treatments. Some background Treatment for patients with melanoma has changed in recent years from chemotherapy to biological therapies. Biological therapies include BRAF inhibitors...

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Reviewing treatment options for patients with uveal melanoma

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This guideline reviewed treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed uveal melanoma. Some background The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. It is made up of the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body (a muscle in the eye), and the choroid (a layer of tissue in the back of the eye). In uveal melanoma (UM), tumors...

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Ipilimumab vs high dose interferon for high risk melanoma

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which was the better treatment for advanced melanoma that has been surgically treated, ipilimumab (Yervoy) or high dose interferon alfa (HDI). The study found that low dose ipilimumab resulted in better overall survival than HDI and high dose ipilimumab, but all of the treatments had...

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