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Searching for patients with BRAF positive melanoma to trial a new treatment regime

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to investigate the effects of the anti-cancer drugs dabrafenib (Taflinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) on fever related side effects when treating patients with advanced melanoma that has been surgically removed. The main outcome that will be measured is the rate of fever and raised body temperature. The details High body...

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Surgical treatment options for anal melanoma

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the afety and effectiveness of two surgical treatments for anal melanoma. The study found that patients who had a local excision and patients who had an abdominoperineal resection had the same level of overall survival. Some background Anal melanoma is a very rare cancer. Two surgical options for treatment are...

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Smoking is associated with an increased risk of melanoma lymph node metastasis

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between smoking and the risk of melanoma lymph node metastasis (LNM; spread to the lymph nodes). Researchers suggested that smoking is associated with an increase in the risk of LNM in melanoma patients. Some background Smoking is a well-known cause of cancer. However, it does not appear to be...

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Long-term follow up and survival after melanoma relapse

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors analyzed the factors that predict the return of melanoma (recurrence) and the survival of recurrent melanoma patients following a negative diagnostic report.  Some background One of the most important factors that predict the possibility of melanoma recurrence is the status of sentinel lymph node (SLN). SLN is...

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Surgery as a single or combination treatment in skin cancer

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the differences between surgery alone or in combination with biopsy in treating skin cancer.  Some background Sentinel-node biopsy (removes tissue from the lymph node (site that holds immune cells) to determine cancer progression) is the standard-of-care in skin cancer. Wide local excision is a...

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