Combination therapy improves survival in melanoma
The combination of encorafenib plus binimetinib significantly improved overall survival versus vemurafenib in patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma, updated results of the randomized, phase three COLUMBUS trial show.
It may be time to update the melanoma staging system, researchers report
Researchers reporting at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 4 presented a study in which they compared the seventh and eighth editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer melanoma staging systems. The eighth edition differentiates melanoma survival slightly worse than the previous edition.
Immunotherapy still works post treatment in melanoma
Pembrolizumab has antitumor activity that is durable long after treatment is stopped in patients with advanced melanoma, researchers reported at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on June 4.
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