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Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Carmit Levy receives Young Investigator Award from SMR

Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Carmit Levy received the prestigious Young Investigator Award at the 16th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research, held November 20-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, for her “contributions to melanoma research that significantly exceeded the average for this career stage.”

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Large SPORE Grant Focuses on Developing Biomarkers to Predict Melanoma Immunotherapy Treatment Outcomes

The National Cancer Center Institute (NCI) has awarded NYU Langone Health a 5-year, $11 million grant to develop better tools to predict which patients with advanced melanoma will benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitors. The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and Perlmutter Cancer Center are using the grant for four distinct and promising projects.

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Neoadjuvant T-VEC May Reduce Recurrence in Operable Melanoma

Source: OncLive, July 2019 Neoadjuvant treatment with the oncolytic immunotherapeutic agent talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC; Imlygic) led to significant improvement in 1-year recurrence-free survival (RFS) for patients with resectable advanced melanoma compared with surgery alone, a randomized trial showed.1 At 1 year, 33.5% of patients who received preoperative T-VEC plus surgery remained recurrence free, as compared […]

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Dabrafenib/Trametinib Combo Provides Lasting Control for BRAF V600-Mutant Metastatic Melanoma

Source: OncLive, July 2019 Five years out, one-third of patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600-mutant melanoma remained alive following treatment with dual targeted therapy with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) plus trametinib (Mekinist), and 1 in 5 remained alive without progression, according to an analysis COMBI-d and COMBI-v trials reported at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 Pooled data from […]

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