Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

Source: Medical News Today, September 2017

Results from two international clinical trials could transform the treatment of advanced melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer type. But at present, melanoma patients whose cancer has spread face an uncertain and often bleak future.

But now, experts reporting the trial results say that the newly tested therapies should reduce the chances of the disease recurring and improve survival for many patients.

The researchers recently presented the findings of the trials at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 Congress, held in Madrid, Spain. They are also published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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