FDA Approvals, New Biopsy Techniques Advance Head and Neck Melanoma Care

Advancements in biopsy techniques, as well as several recently approved new therapeutic agents, have made a significant difference in outcomes for patients with melanoma of the head and neck, says Carol Rossier Bradford, MD, a head and neck surgeon and professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Health System.

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Drug combination shows benefit for men with melanoma

A drug combination approved last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have a greater effect for men with melanoma than previously reported, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data.

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Expert Shares Challenges, Considerations When Using Immunotherapies in Melanoma

The field of melanoma recently gained an influx of immunotherapy approvals, and advancement in the field doesn’t seem to be slowing down. When the FDA expanded the drug’s label in December 2015, pembrolizumab (Keytruda) became the first anti–PD-1 therapy approved for previously untreated patients with advanced melanoma, regardless of BRAF status.

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Nivolumab’s Growing Role in the Melanoma Treatment Paradigm –

In early February, the FDA granted expanded approval to nivolumab (Opdivo) as both a single agent, as well as in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy), for patients with melanoma exhibiting BRAF V600 mutations. This expansion puts nivolumab in the frontline for all patients with advanced melanoma, which Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, says will be beneficial […]

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