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Patients’ views about skin self-examination after treatment for localized melanoma

Via a qualitative interview study among 37 patients with localized melanoma (American Joint Committee on Cancer stage 0, I, or II), researchers investigated the views of patients with melanoma regarding skin self-examination (SSE) in general, as well as their attitudes toward using novel digital technologies to support their own SSE.

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Five-year outcomes with dabrafenib plus trametinib in metastatic melanoma

Pooled extended-survival data from two trials including formerly untreated 563 patients who had received BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib plus MEK inhibitor trametinib in the COMBI-d and COMBI-v trials were investigated by the experts in order to determine, in metastatic melanoma, five-year outcomes with dabrafenib plus trametinib.

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No association between smoking and sentinel lymph node metastasis and survival in cutaneous melanoma

This retrospective cohort study was undertaken to determine if smoking was correlated with a higher rate of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis and worse survival in cutaneous melanoma patients using a propensity score matching analysis.

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The impact of targeted therapies and immunotherapy in melanoma brain metastases: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Via this meta-analysis, researchers assessed the activity and efficacy of the following strategies to treat patients with melanoma brain metastases: targeted therapies (TT), combination immunotherapy (CMI), and monoimmunotherapy (MI) in combination with radiotherapy (CRI) or not in combination.

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