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Cancer May 29, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Australian researchers have reported promising results with a new drug that shrinks brain tumours in melanoma patients. Their findings are published in The Lancet medical journal today. ...
Cancer May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- For patients with V600 BRAF-mutant solid tumors, treatment with the oral BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib and the oral MEK 1/2 inhibitor trametinib is tolerated and has clinical activity in BRAF inh ...
Cancer May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Melanoma: Whole-genome sequencing of 25 tumors confirms role of sun damage, reveals new genetic alterations
Melanoma the deadliest and most aggressive form of skin cancer has long been linked to time spent in the sun. Now a team led by scientists from the Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has sequenced ...
Cancer May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Maintenance therapy with interleukin-2 and 13-cis retinoic acid may be an inexpensive method for increasing survival in patients with a variety of stage 4 cancers, according to data reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, ...
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A second mutation found in the tumors of patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma does not contribute to resistance to BRAF inhibitor drugs, a finding that runs counter to what scientists expected to be true.
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The utility of a naturally occurring protein given, sometimes to great effect, as a drug to treat advanced cancers is limited by the severe side effects it sometimes causes. But a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist ...
Medical research Mar 18, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An international team of researchers from the United States and Australia, including researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found that the oral BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib (PLX4032) when tested in a phase ...
Cancer Mar 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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Systemic tumor disappearance following local radiation treatment reported in metastatic melanoma patient
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Cancer Mar 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
In a bid to make cancer immunotherapy more effective, researchers report they have succeeded in halting the progress of aggressive melanoma in its tracks - at least briefly - in seven patients treated with an army of cloned ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
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A small, early-phase clinical trial to test the effectiveness of treating patients with advanced melanoma using billions of clones of their own tumor-fighting cells combined with a specific type of chemotherapy has shown ...
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A report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the 50 percent of metastatic melanoma patients with a specific genetic mutation benefit from the drug Vemurafenib increasing median surviv ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and 12 other centers in the United States and Australia have found that a new drug for patients with metastatic melanoma nearly doubled median overall survival.
Cancer Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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