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TVEC therapy for patients with advanced stage melanoma

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) therapy for patients with melanoma that cannot be surgically removed (unresectable). The study found that TVEC therapy is an effective treatment for these patients, with minimal side effects. Some background Patients with localized melanoma that is...

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TVEC therapy for patients with advanced stage melanoma

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) therapy for patients with melanoma that cannot be surgically removed (unresectable). The study found that TVEC therapy is an effective treatment for these patients, with minimal side effects. Some background Patients with localized melanoma that is...

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Survival in patients with melanoma treated with pembrolizumab

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out what the survival rates are of patients with melanoma treated with pembrolizumab (Keytruda). The study found that after 5 years, there was a good response to treatment overall. Some background Pembrolizumab is a new cancer treatment. It treats many different types of cancer. It works by using the immune...

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Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In 1904, a physician wrote about a patient with leukemia who went into remission when he got the flu. Though the patient was not cured, it was a ray of hope at a time when there were no treatments for leukemia. Other cases were reported throughout the years of people with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma going into remission when they...

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T-VEC treatment in patients with melanoma

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out how well a new cancer treatment called T-VEC works in patients with melanoma that cannot be surgically removed. The study found that this treatment is very effective in patients with melanoma that cannot be surgically removed. Some background T-VEC is short for talimogene laherparepvec. This is a new type of...

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Isolated limb perfusion in patients with spreading melanoma

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of repeated limb perfusion with anti-cancer drugs for patients with melanoma work. The study found that repeated limb perfusion is safe, and has a similar rate of success to the first time the limb was perfused.  Some background Isolated limb perfusion (ILP) is a technique...

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Isolated limb perfusion in patients with spreading melanoma

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of repeated limb perfusion with anti-cancer drugs for patients with melanoma work. The study found that repeated limb perfusion is safe, and has a similar rate of success to the first time the limb was perfused.  Some background Isolated limb perfusion (ILP) is a technique...

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ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

During July and early August of  2018, the Harris Poll in association with the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO’s) conducted a poll of 4,887 U.S. adults, 1001 of these have or had cancer. This second annual National Cancer Opinion Survey explored a wide range of topics. The findings clearly describe disparities in the care patients with...

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Tiredness in survivors of melanoma

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if people who have survived having melanoma cancer have higher levels of tiredness (fatigue) compared to those who have not had cancer. The study found that the people who survived having melanoma who were under 40 years old had slightly higher levels of fatigue compared to the general population. Some...

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