Andtbacka Discusses Long-Term Data and Next Steps With T-VEC in Melanoma

Talimogene laherparapvec (T-VEC; Imlygic) continues to demonstrate durable response rates in patients with unresectable stage IIIb, IIIc, and IVM1a melanoma, according to long-term follow-up results from the pivotal phase III OPTiM study.

New international research project identifies subtypes of ocular melanoma

A new international research project, involving the University of Liverpool’s leading eye cancer research group, has identified specific subtypes of ocular melanoma that will help develop improved management strategies and therapies in the future.

Endometriosis Linked to Higher Risk of Melanoma, but Not Other Skin Cancers, Study Suggests

Women with a history of endometriosis may have an increased risk of developing melanoma, but no association was seen in other skin cancers, according to the results of a large prospective analysis.

Long-Term T-VEC Results in Melanoma Provide Reassurance for Clinicians and Patients, Expert Says

According to long-term follow-up results from the pivotal phase III OPTiM study, talimogene laherparapvec (T-VEC; Imlygic) continues to demonstrate durable response rates in patients with unresectable stage IIIb, IIIc, and IVM1a melanoma.

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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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Melanoma Journal Articles for August 2017

BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221430 Symbiotic lymph node metastasis from breast cancer and melanoma   Molecular medicine Reports Grb2-associated binder 2 expression and its roles in uveal melanoma invasion Meiling Chen, Yuehua Li, Xiuning Sun, Baogang Zhang, Wei Li, Shuxiao Wang, Xuetao Zhu, Feng Li, Lihong Shi   Published online on: August 3, 2017 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7151 Oncology Letters Mechanisms […]

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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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Vast majority of melanoma appears on the skin as new spots, say researchers

As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies disappear into the back of the closet, sunscreen should stay within arm’s reach for year-round protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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