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Immunotherapy Combos: Will Cost Put Them out of Reach?

Source: Medscape, November 2018 WASHINGTON — New classes of cancer medicines that activate the immune system may be used in combinations, just as more traditional chemotherapies have been, specialists said here at the 2018 annual meeting of the National Academy of Medicine. However, the prospect of using combinations of these immunotherapies will exacerbate already intense […]

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Skin Cancer Screening: Are They Effective?

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor, November 2018 An anticipated 91,270 Americans will receive a diagnosis of malignant melanoma this year, and 9320 will die of the disease, according to the US National Cancer Institute.1 Incidence rates have climbed steadily in recent decades but there have been modest reductions in mortality since 2006, likely due in part to […]

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Age, Education Predict Skin Protection Following Melanoma Diagnosis

Source: Dermatology Advisor, November 2018 In individuals with a history of melanoma, patients who are male, smokers, less educated, engage in tanning, and do not self-check their skin are less likely to adequately protect their skin in order to prevent future melanomas, according to study results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The […]

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Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize

Source: The Washington Post, October 2018 Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body’s immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives. James Allison of the University of Texas […]

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