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Treatment for melanoma with genetic mutations: a review

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors reviewed current and future treatment options for melanoma patients with mutations (permanent changes) in various genes.  Some background In 40-60% of skin melanoma patients, BRAF genes are mutated. These genes are involved in cellular signaling and important protein function. These proteins are...

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New whole body treatments for advanced cutaneous cancer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article published in 2013 reviews information from clinical studies which looked at new treatments for cutaneous melanoma.  These include drugs that aim to stimulate the body's anti-tumor immune response, such as ipilimumab (Yervoy) and tremelimumab and those that target genetic mutations in cancer cells. Some background...

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