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Skin cancer rates at record high in Ireland

The rate of skin cancer is at a record high in Ireland, it has emerged. Latest figures show that in 2014 as many as 1,041 people were diagnosed with melanoma in Ireland – the first time the number of incidences here surpassed the 1,000-mark since records began.

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Knowledge of Immunotherapies in Melanoma Continues to Grow

The 2011 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of immunotherapy ipilimumab was the first in a series of approvals to treated patients with advanced melanoma in recent years.

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A New Challenge: Arthritis from Cancer Immunotherapies

The interleukin (IL)-6 blocking agent tocilizumab (Actemra) was used successfully to treat arthritis that developed as an immune-related adverse event (irAE) in three patients being treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors for metastatic melanoma, researchers reported online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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New therapeutic antibody for dog cancers

Similar to our aging society, dogs live longer than before and an increasing number of them die from cancer nowadays.

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