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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 Breast cancer | 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 Immunotherapy drugs that...

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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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The effect of FDG-PET imaging on patients with melanoma treated with immunotherapy.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at the use of FDG-PET imaging to assess long-term outcomes of treatment in patients with melanoma. Researchers found that FDG-PET imaging may be useful in predicting long-term outcomes of treatment in these patients. Some background Treatment for melanoma has vastly improved in recent years. Immunotherapies have improved...

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Comparison of lapatinib and trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare lapatinib (Tykerb) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer. This study found that in patients with hormone receptor-positive tumors, use of lapatinib for 6 months, followed by trastuzumab for 12 months significantly improved survival...

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Does age effect immunotherapy treatment in melanoma?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study examined if age played a role in the effect of immunotherapy treatment on patients with melanoma. The study concluded that immunotherapy is similarly effective in patients of all ages. Some background Immunotherapy is a type of treatment which targets the immune system to help it to fight cancer. A specific type of...

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A Message of Hope for New Combination Therapies in Melanoma

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

Video information: In this replay, medical oncologist/melanoma specialist Dr. Michael Postow joins Patient Power host Andrew Schorr online from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to discuss combination therapies for patients with advanced melanoma. In the online chat, Andrew and Dr. Postow discuss how patients can get life-extending treatments...

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