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NCI awards $11 million grant to NYU Langone to develop immunotherapy biomarkers

NCI awarded a 5-year, $11 million grant to NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology to develop biomarkers that can predict whether immunotherapy will be effective for specific patients.

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Targeted Drug Combination Can Have Long-Lasting Results for Some With BRAF-Mutated Melanoma

For about half of patients with advanced melanoma, there is only one treatment choice: immunotherapy. But for those whose late-stage melanoma expresses a BRAF gene mutation, there’s another option – combinations of targeted drugs.

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A prospective trial of adjuvant therapy for high-risk uveal melanoma: Assessing 5-year survival outcomes

Because survival after diagnosis of uveal melanoma metastasis is poor, researchers conducted an adjuvant trial of sequential, low-dose dacarbazine (DTIC) and interferon-alpha-2b (IFN-??2b) in patients with cytogenetic high-risk uveal melanoma.

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Future of Treating Melanoma

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD: This has been extremely informative. But before we end this discussion, I’d like to get some final thoughts from each of the panelists. Dr Jason Luke?

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