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Eganelisib/Nivolumab Combo Shows Positive Responses in Head and Neck Carcinoma, Melanoma

Positive response and disease control rates were observed in 2 separate studies when patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and melanoma received the combination of eganelisib (IPI-549), a selective PI3K-? inhibitor, and nivolumab (Opdivo).

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Deciding Between Adjuvant Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in BRAF+ Melanoma

When selecting between an adjuvant targeted therapy or immunotherapy for a patient with melanoma, it’s important to consider several factors, including the biologic behavior of the tumor, any comorbidities, toxicities, and patient concerns, according to Reinhard Dummer, MD.

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Improved dermoscopy training in residency should be prioritized

Dermoscopy training and education should be prioritized in resident education to increase melanoma detection, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology.

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Low-Dose IL-2 Shows Promise in Colitis

Low doses of the recombinant T-cell growth factor interleukin 2 (IL-2, aldesleukin, Proleukin) were well tolerated among patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis in a small 8-week study, with only one patient being withdrawn because of a dose-limiting toxicity, a researcher reported.

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