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Male sex, Breslow thickness predictive factors for melanoma recurrence in Korean patients

In Korean patients, male sex and Breslow thickness greater than 2.5 mm are the most important prognostic factors for localized melanoma recurrence, according research in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Pavlick Covers Research in BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Melanoma

During a Targeted Oncology live case-based peer perspectives live discussion, Anna C. Pavlick, DO, MS, explained to a group of physicians best practices for the diagnosis and management of patients with metastatic melanoma. Pavlick, co-director of the Melanoma Program and assistant director of the Clinical Research Education at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, discussed treatment options […]

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Metabolic Imbalance Linked to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance

According to a report by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, metabolic imbalance in some patients with cancer following treatment with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab is associated with resistance to the immunotherapy agent and shorter survival.

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Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer

Probiotics, traditionally perceived to be good for the gut and overall health, may not be the best choice in patients with cancer.

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