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UCLA study shows inhibition of gene helps overcome resistance to immunotherapy

Los Angeles – Cancer immunology drugs, which harness the body’s immune system to better attack cancer cells, have significantly changed the face of cancer treatment.

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Genetic expression testing still a work in progress for melanoma

Gene expression profiles used to aid in melanoma diagnosis were developed using histologically unambiguous melanomas, but have yet to be validated for all subtypes of melanoma.

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Should screening of the gut microbiome be standard practice for patients with melanoma?

We should screen the gut microbiome of our patients with melanoma.

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Look Beyond Molecular Testing to Predict Response to Immunotherapy Agents, Study Says

For all their potential to curb or even cure some cancers, drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors come with a caveat: They’re effective in only a subset of patients. Predicting who those patients are, and understanding why others don’t respond as well, remains a major challenge.

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