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Skin Cancer / Melanoma Targets

Skin Cancer / Melanoma Targets

Ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol Myers Squibb) is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjuvant therapy for stage III melanoma patients.

The FDA has approved its first oncolytic virus therapy talimogene laherparepvec (Imlygic), a drug for the treatment of patients with melanoma lesions in the skin and lymph nodes.

Avelumab, an investigational fully human monoclonal IgG1 antibody against programmed death-ligand 1 (anti-PD-L1), is receiving orphan drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma.

“Liquid biopsy” assays of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) should be conducted using arterial rather than venous blood specimens, according to a small study of 17 patients with metastatic uveal melanoma.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved nivolumab (Opdivo) in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) for treating patients with BRAF V600 wild-type unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Patients whose metastatic melanoma responded to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) immunotherapy had higher baseline frequencies of circulating immune T cells positive for CD8, programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), and Bim.

A new nationwide clinical trial comparing two groups of drugs for treating melanoma is marking a new era in the treatment of melanoma and how best to use the latest molecular tools.


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