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Gov. Blanco’s fight with ocular melanoma brings attention to rare disease

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – During Governor Kathleen Blanco’s address to the graduates of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December of 2017, she said she was praying for a miracle.

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Watch Out for This Sneaky Type of Skin Cancer

“When patients ask me what to look for in skin cancer, I tell them that pink is the new black because so many harmless-looking pink lesions ultimately turn out to be melanomas,” says Dr. Lauren Cooper of Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington and Bridgewater.

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Moffitt Researchers Identify Effective Drug Combination Against Uveal Melanoma in Preclinical Studies

TAMPA, Fla. – Uveal melanoma is a very aggressive type of melanoma that affects the eye.

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FDA Will Review Application Seeking Expansion of Keytruda’s Dosing Schedule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review six supplemental biologics license applications (sBLAs) seeking to expand the dosing schedule of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) so the medication can be administered every six weeks.

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