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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Promising Activity of Pembrolizumab in Merkel Cell Carcinoma (06/14/2016)

Treatment of 26 patients with advanced previously untreated Merkel cell carcinoma with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) every three weeks resulted in an overall response rate of 56% suggesting this novel therapy could represent a new treatment option for these hard to treat cancers. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive skin cancer with limited treatment options for … Continue reading "Promising Activity of Pembrolizumab in Merkel Cell Carcinoma"