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‘Major need’ exists for more effective mucosal melanoma treatments

‘Major need’ exists for more effective mucosal melanoma treatments
March 25, 2017

NEW YORK — Although immunotherapy and targeted agents have demonstrated some promise for mucosal melanoma, outcomes in this patient population remain poor, according to a presenter at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies.

“There is a major need to increase our understanding of the biology in order to increase the number of responders and, in particular, the duration of responses,” Axel Hauschild, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and head of dermato-oncology at University Hospital in Kiel, Germany, said during his presentation. “This is clearly a very high unmet clinical need.”

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Gene mutation burden linked to primary site of melanoma

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Overall mutation burden appeared to be associated with the primary site of malignant melanoma, according to retrospective study results presented at…
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Strategies to detect immune-based biomarkers evolving for melanoma treatment

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Several blood- and tissue-based assays are in development to identify appropriate treatment options for patients with melanoma, according to a speaker…
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VIDEO: Artificial intelligence may be feasible for melanoma diagnosis

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Smartphone applications and other forms of artificial intelligence have the potential to be valuable tools for the detection of melanoma, Allan C
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Immuno-Oncology Forum: Focus on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; and Merck & Co., Inc.

Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of cancer…
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VIDEO: Smoking cessation more beneficial than lung cancer screening

May 23, 2016
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HEMONC TODAY Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies

HEMONC TODAY Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies

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Hot Topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer Management: Clinical Advances with CDK4/6 Inhibitors

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

While the mortality rates for advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have steadily decreased, in part due to…
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‘Major need’ exists for more effective mucosal melanoma treatments

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Although immunotherapy and targeted agents have demonstrated some promise for mucosal melanoma, outcomes in this patient population…

Meeting News

Gene mutation burden linked to primary site of melanoma

March 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Overall mutation burden appeared to be associated with the primary site of malignant melanoma, according to retrospective study…

Meeting News

Strategies to detect immune-based biomarkers evolving for melanoma treatment

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Several blood- and tissue-based assays are in development to identify appropriate treatment options for patients with melanoma…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence may be feasible for melanoma diagnosis

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Smartphone applications and other forms of artificial intelligence have the potential to be valuable tools for the detection of…

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VIDEO: Screening improves detection of curable melanoma

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at University of Pittsburgh, discussed the impact of a primary…

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Smartphone technology has ‘enormous potential’ to improve melanoma diagnosis

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Smartphone technology can help improve the detection of melanoma, but several barriers must be overcome before it is used as more…

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PCP–based screening increases uptake among men, improves detection of thin melanoma

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — Primary care physician–based screening may increase screening rates for melanoma among men and older individuals, according to…

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‘Huge victory’ for indoor tanning can inform sun protection efforts in average-risk adults

March 24, 2017
NEW YORK — To reduce melanoma incidence, prevention efforts can be shifted from indoor tanning efforts to focus on outdoor sun protection in…

In the Journals

ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to…

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