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Combination of Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Improved Overall Survival For Advanced Melanoma Patients

?WASHINGTON — Among patients with advanced melanoma, those who received both nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) had improved overall survival compared with those who received only ipilimumab and appeared to have more favorable survival outcomes compared with those who received nivolumab, according to results from the phase III CheckMate 067 clinical trial presented here at […]

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TERT Inhibitors Show Potential in Treatment of Uncommon Type of Melanoma

Scientists reported a significant genetic association linked to an aggressive form of melanoma in a study (“Integrated genomic analyses reveal frequent TERT aberrations in acral melanoma”) published in Genome Research.

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IDO Inhibitor Increases Pembrolizumab Response in Melanoma

Adding the IDO inhibitor indoximod to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) led to an overall response rate (ORR) of 52% in patients with advanced melanoma, according to findings from a phase II trial reported at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting.

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Common Cold Virus Improves Response with Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma

Half of patients with advanced melanoma responded to a novel combination treatment consisting of the common cold virus with an immune checkpoint inhibitor, in a recent phase Ib clinical trial presented April 4 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting.

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