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Ophthalmologists Called to Catch Cancers Earlier

Significant advances in the management of eye cancer mean that early referrals to subspecialists are crucial when ophthalmologists suspect disease in their patients, two leaders in the field say.

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Novel PKC Inhibitor Trial to Expand Its Cohort of Patients With Solid Tumors

The FDA granted Fast Track designation to BDTX-189 for the treatment of adult patients with solid tumors harboring an allosteric HER2 mutation or an EGFR or HER2 exon 20 insertion who have progressed following previous treatment and for whom no satisfactory alternative treatments exist, Black Diamond Therapeutics announced in a press release.1

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Pembrolizumab Shows Long-Term Benefit in Advanced Melanoma Subgroups

A retrospective 10-year analysis of 3 randomized clinical trials explored the question of whether BRAF V600E/K mutations or previous use of a BRAF inhibitor with or without a MEK inhibitor in patients with metastatic disease impacted patient response to pembrolizumab (Keytruda).1

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Oral exposure to BDE-209 modulates metastatic spread of melanoma in C57BL/6 mice inoculated with B16-F10 cells

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are brominated, persistent and bioaccumulative flame retardants widely used in the manufacture of plastic products.

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