Melanoma treatment trials good news for Far North Queensland

Source: Cairns Post, September 2017

OUTCOMES from new clinical trials into melanoma treatment could transform the lives of Far North patients battling the disease.

The results from two clinical trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine presented at the European ­Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Spain on Monday, showed melanoma could be stopped from spreading to organs in patients where tumours had been surgically removed.

The international trials, led by investigators at Melanoma Institute Australia, involved treating patients with combinations of drugs already available in the Far North.

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