Cancer News

Check It Out: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month (05/01/2017)

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Although the majority of skin cancers fall under basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (number of cases estimated to be around 5 million), most deaths are a result of melanoma which accounts for approximately 1% of cases. In 2016, the ACS estimates 76,380 …

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Epacadostat Plus Keytruda® Appears Effective in Melanoma (10/11/2016)

The treatment combination consisting of epacadostat plus Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) appears effective in the treatment of advanced melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that often starts in the form of a mole. If detected and treatable with surgery, melanoma has a high cure rate. However, once melanoma invades deeper tissues or spreads from its … Continue reading "Epacadostat Plus Keytruda® Appears Effective in Melanoma"

Cotellic®/Zelboraf® Combo: New Standard of Care for Melanoma (09/20/2016)

The treatment combination consisting of Cotellic® (cobimetinib) plus Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) improves overall survival for patients with advanced, BRAF (V600) mutation-positive melanoma. These confirmatory results have led to this treatment combination being considered as a new standard of care for patients with this disease. These results were recently published in the Lancet Oncology. Melanoma is a … Continue reading "Cotellic®/Zelboraf® Combo: New Standard of Care for Melanoma"

3-Year Survival Improved with Taflinar®/Mekinist® Combination in Advanced Melanoma (07/21/2016)

Patients with advanced melanoma who were treated with the combination consisting of Taflinar (dabrafenib) plus Mekinist (trametinib) had a significantly improved survival rate at 3 years compared to those treated with Taflinar only. These results were presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Advanced melanoma refers to skin … Continue reading "3-Year Survival Improved with Taflinar®/Mekinist® Combination in Advanced Melanoma"