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News tagged ‘Melanoma’ clear

  • ABC News' Sam Donaldson shared his experience as a melanoma patient during his keynote speech at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Joint Visiting Committee Symposium dinner Nov. 15.

Tags: Melanoma

  • Scientists at Dana-Farber demonstrate that it’s possible, early in a tumor’s growth, to identify cancer genes that endow the tumor with the ability to metastasize. This is an important step toward developing prognostic tests for identifying early-stage tumors that are likely to spread and can be treated accordingly.

Tags: BasicResearch, Melanoma

  • A duo of drugs can be safely administered and are potentially more effective than either drug alone for advanced, inoperable melanomas, according to a phase I clinical trial led by Dana-Farber investigators.

Tags: Melanoma

  • Dana-Farber scientists have developed a technique that can cause white blood cells trained to attack tumors to survive in patients’ bloodstreams for well over a year, and, in some cases, without the need of other, highly toxic treatments.

Tags: Melanoma

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of ipilimumab for the treatment of previously treated metastatic melanoma. It is the first drug approved for metastatic, or advanced, melanoma in more than a decade.

Tags: Melanoma

  • The discovery of a cancer gene that drives drug resistance in melanomas could lead to more effective drugs for melanoma and other cancers in the future.

Tags: Melanoma, Genetics

  • The use of monoclonal antibodies to activate an immune-system response to abnormal cells resulted in a significant increase in survival time in patients with metastatic melanoma, report Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Melanoma, TranslationalResearch

  • Sunscreen is an important first line of protection, but can lose effectiveness over time, warn Dana-Farber's melanoma experts.

Tags: Melanoma

  • As the weather grows warmer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute physicians and nurses are encouraging people to be aware of the dangers of overexposure to the sun and to practice sun safety

Tags: Melanoma, Prevention

  • In a demonstration that even some of the most hard-to-treat tumors may one day succumb to therapies aimed at molecular "weak points," researchers at Dana-Farber report the first instance in which metastatic melanoma has been driven into remission by a targeted therapy.

Tags: Melanoma, TargetedTherapy

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