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Searching for patients with solid tumors with abnormal genetic changes to trial an experimental medication

Searching for patients with solid tumors with abnormal genetic changes to trial an experimental medication

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is searching for participants with advanced solid tumors including melanoma to examine the safety and effectiveness of experimental drug avapritinib (Ayvakit). The main outcomes to be measured are the response to treatment and side effects. This trial is being conducted in Texas, US. The details Some cancers grow as a...

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Does targeted therapy improve the outcome of patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis in melanoma?

Does targeted therapy improve the outcome of patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis in melanoma?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of combining stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with BRAF inhibitors for brain metastasis in patients with melanoma. The study found that adding BRAF inhibitors to STS improved patient outcomes. Some background Melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer....

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Evaluating a cancer vaccine as post-surgery therapy for patients with advanced melanoma

Evaluating a cancer vaccine as post-surgery therapy for patients with advanced melanoma

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a cancer vaccine for patients with advanced melanoma. The study found that the vaccine was safe and increased patient survival without worsening of the disease. Some background Treatment for early-stage melanoma includes surgery to remove the tumor. For...

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Evaluating treatment options after surgery for patients with high-risk melanoma.

Evaluating treatment options after surgery for patients with high-risk melanoma.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to evaluate different types of therapy after surgery for patients with high-risk melanoma. The study found that add-on targeted therapy or immunotherapy was likely to decrease the risk of disease progression in these patients. Some background Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Treatment for early-stage...

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Is nivolumab safe and effective for the treatment of advanced melanoma in the real-world clinical practice?

Is nivolumab safe and effective for the treatment of advanced melanoma in the real-world clinical practice?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo) in patients with advanced melanoma in a real-world practice. The study found that the safety and effectiveness of nivolumab in these patients were similar to that reported in clinical trials. Some background Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. In more advanced...

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Immunotherapy and radiotherapy combinations to treat melanoma spread to the brain

Immunotherapy and radiotherapy combinations to treat melanoma spread to the brain

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the use of immunotherapy (IT) and/or radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of melanoma with brain metastasis (MBM). The study found that combining IT with RT improved survival outcomes for these patients. Some background The spread of cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the body is called metastasis....

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Using long-term CT and PET/CT scans to identify metastatic recurrence in patients with resected melanoma.

Using long-term CT and PET/CT scans to identify metastatic recurrence in patients with resected melanoma.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated how effective regular scanning is in identifying metastatic recurrence in patients with stage III melanoma that was surgically removed. Results showed that scanning every 6 or 12 months was reasonably good at detecting metastatic recurrence. Some background Melanoma is a form of aggressive skin cancer. Treatment...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy in advanced cancer

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy in advanced cancer

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) in the treatment of patients with oligometastatic (few metastases) cancer. The data showed that the use of SABR in these patients was associated with high overall survival and low toxicity. Some background Oligometastatic cancer (OMC)...

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Controlling brain metastasis with localized radiotherapy.

Controlling brain metastasis with localized radiotherapy.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy (RT) on controlling brain metastasis (BM). The study suggested that a single dose of RT was effective in controlling small BM. Larger BM could be controlled more effectively with multiple rounds of RT. Some background The spread of cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the...

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Safety and effectiveness of different therapies after surgery for patients with resected melanoma.

Safety and effectiveness of different therapies after surgery for patients with resected melanoma.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared how safe and effective are different therapies after surgery in patients with melanoma. This study showed that nivolumab had the best outcome for patients with melanoma following surgery. Some background Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. First line therapy for melanoma involves surgery to...

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