The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds. During a public hearing, Dr. Jennifer Lin said Dana-Farber sees 10 to 20 new cases of melanoma each week.
Dr. Elizabeth Buchbinder discussed former president Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with melanoma and the latest treatment options available.
Tags: Melanoma, Prevention
Dr. F. Stephen Hodi led a clinical trial study that found patients with metastatic melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab, survived 50 percent longer if they simultaneously received an immune stimulant.
Dr. Patrick Ott commented on the increased rates of melanoma in older adults.
Tags: Melanoma, SkinCancer
Tags: BasicResearch, DrugResistance, Melanoma
Tags: BasicResearch, Melanoma
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