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FDA Approves Keytruda for Melanoma Patients After Tumor Resection

Source: Immuno-Oncology News, March 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Keytruda(pembrolizumab) as a treatment for melanoma patients with stage 3 disease — cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes but not to distant organs — who have undergone complete resection of a tumor. The approval is based on data […]

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Prospective cohort study of ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph nodes in patients with intermediate-risk cutaneous melanoma

Source: MdLinx, March 2019 In this prospective study, researchers assessed the effectiveness of both regular clinical examination and ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph node basins in patients with intermediate-thickness cutaneous melanoma. They recruited 90 patients with melanoma with a 1.2–3.5 mm thickness who had under-gone wide local excision but not sentinel node biopsy to a […]

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Uveal melanoma incidence trends in Canada: a national comprehensive population-based study

Source: BMJ, March 2019

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Prospective cohort study of ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph nodes in patients with intermediate-risk cutaneous melanoma

Source: MDLinx, March 2019 In this prospective study, researchers assessed the effectiveness of both regular clinical examination and ultrasound surveillance of regional lymph node basins in patients with intermediate-thickness cutaneous melanoma. They recruited 90 patients with melanoma with a 1.2–3.5 mm thickness who had under-gone wide local excision but not sentinel node biopsy to a […]

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