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New RCSI Study Identifies Effective Rule for Melanoma Diagnosis in Primary Care Setting

A new study carried out by the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Department of General Practice and the HRB (Health Research Board) Centre for Primary Care Research has identified the most effective clinical prediction rules (CPRs) that aim to assist health professionals in the diagnosis of malignant melanoma.

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Posted in Melanoma In The News, Information

No Survival Increase in Melanoma With Completion Dissection for Sentinel Node Mets

Patients with node-positive intermediate-thickness melanoma had an increased rate of regional disease control when undergoing completion lymph-node dissection for sentinel node metastases, however, there was no increase in melanoma-specific survival, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Combination BRAF, MEK Inhibitor Improves Melanoma Survival

Novartis recently announced positive results from a phase 2 clinical trial, which demonstrated a survival benefit for certain patients with metastatic skin cancer treated with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) + trametinib (Mekinist).

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Cancer Immunotherapy, Part 1: Current Strategies and Agents

The understanding of the relationship between cancer and the immune system has progressed rapidly in recent decades.

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