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Association of side effects and response to treatment in patients with melanoma treated with nivolumab

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if patients with melanoma who had immune system side effects after treatment with nivolumab (Opdivo) had better outcomes than patients without side effects. The study found that the patients who had side effects from using nivolumab ended up with better responses to treatment and...

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Association of side effects and response to treatment in patients with melanoma treated with nivolumab

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if patients with melanoma who had immune system side effects after treatment with nivolumab (Opdivo) had better outcomes than patients without side effects. The study found that the patients who had side effects from using nivolumab ended up with better responses to treatment and...

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PV-10 for treating melanoma metastasis

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if treating patients who had melanoma cancer that had spread with PV-10 resulted in better outcomes. The study found that treating melanoma tumors that had spread with PV-10 resulted in the tumors being destroyed, with very few side effects. Some background Melanoma cancer can commonly spread from the...

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Current guidelines for care and management of skin melanoma

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to give an outline on what the current guidelines are for treating skin melanoma. The study overall said that surgery is the best way to remove the melanoma. Removing wide area around the melanoma is a good idea to make sure all the cancer cells are removed. Some background Skin melanoma can sometimes be...

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Which treatment works best, nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone versus ipilimumab alone for advanced melanoma

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which medications are better for treating advanced melanoma; nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy), nivolumab alone, or ipilimumab alone. The study found that using the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab was more effective than using nivolumab alone, with the least...

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Treatment for advanced melanoma with abnormal genes

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment for melanoma cancer worked better, encorafenib (Braftovi) + binimetinib (Mektovi), encorafenib alone, or vemurafenib (Zelboraf) alone. The study found that encorafenib + binimetinib worked well and was safe, compared to vemurafenib and encorafenib. Some background In about 50% of patients...

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