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Keytruda May Improve Quality of Life Versus Standard of Care in Post-Surgical MelanomaKeytruda May Improve Quality of Life Versus Standard of Care in Post-Surgical Melanoma

November 29th 2022

Patient-reported quality of life was better for patients with resected melanoma who received Keytruda compared to interferon or Yervoy, study results showed.

Cancer Survivor Throws Out World Series First Pitch, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sends Best Wishes to Child With Brain Cancer and More

November 4th 2022

From a childhood cancer survivor throwing out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series to former WWE champion and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recording a message for a child with brain cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

End-of-Life Discussions Can ‘Lay Out a Roadmap’ of Patient Wishes and Avoid Unnecessary Cancer Care

November 2nd 2022

Talking about the end of life can be difficult, but these conversations are crucial for patients with incurable cancer to have with their clinicians, experts say.

Opdivo Improves Time to Disease Recurrence in Stage 2B and 2C Skin Cancer

October 20th 2022

When given after surgery, Opdivo improved relapse-free survival compared to placebo in patients with stage 2B or 2C skin cancer, according to recent results from the CheckMate-76K clinical trial.

NBA’s Kevin Durant Releases Cancer Shoe, Khloe Kardashian Discusses Melanoma and More

October 14th 2022

From Kevin Durant’s sneaker that is raising money for cancer to Khloe Kardashian’s urging people to check for moles and melanoma, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Starting Treatment With Opdivo-Yervoy Combination Followed by Tafinlar-Mekinist Duo Improves Survival in a Subgroup of Patients With Melanoma

October 12th 2022

Historically, there has been limited evidence to suggest the appropriate treatment sequencing of this melanoma patient population. However, new findings demonstrate starting with Opdivo plus Yervoy followed by Tafinlar in combination with Mekinist may be the best option.

Standup Comedian and Self-Proclaimed 'Love Goddess' Judy Tenuta Dies From Cancer, New England Patriots Host a ‘Day of Pampering’ for Cancer Survivors and More

October 7th 2022

From the death of standup comedian and "Love Goddess" Judy Tenuta to professional sports hall-of-famers discussing their cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Yervoy-Opdivo Combination May Not Improve Outcomes Versus Opdivo Alone for Some Patients With High-Risk Melanoma

October 5th 2022

Combination treatment with two PD-1 inhibitors — Yervoy and Opdivo — did not improve survival without cancer recurrence compared with Opdivo alone in patients with high-risk melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

‘Chicago Med’ Actress Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Phillies Dollar Hot Dog Night Leads to a Cancer Diagnosis and More

September 30th 2022

From “Chicago Med” actress Marlyne Barrett announcing her gynecologic cancer diagnosis to a New York City-based news team walking in honor of their former news director who died of glioblastoma, a form of brain and spinal cord cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Catching the Importance of Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention

September 26th 2022

Former Cincinnati Reds catcher, and MLB Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench is using his stature as a public figure to advocate for skin cancer prevention and detection.

Studies Will Investigate Novel Drug in Colon and Skin Cancer

September 16th 2022

Botensilimab will be evaluated in certain patients with colorectal cancer and melanoma, a type of skin cancer, in two recently launched clinical trials.

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Decreases Death Risk in Unresectable Skin Cancer

September 13th 2022

The use of a tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte therapy led to better outcomes than treatment with Yervoy in patients with unresectable, treatment-refractory stage 3/4 melanoma, a type of skin cancer, study results showed.

FDA Issues Statement on New Cases of Rare Breast Implant-Related Cancers

September 9th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement about the incidence of new cases of rare cancers that have occurred in the scar tissue around breast implants.

A Superhero Movie Triggered My Cancer-Related PTSD

September 2nd 2022

Cancer is talked about more openly nowadays, and while watching a movie with my daughter, a scene portraying a character in hospice care gave me flashbacks to our cancer experience.

Football Quarterback Len Dawson Dies of Cancer, Actress Jennette McCurdy Discusses Her Mom’s Cancer in Memoir and More

August 26th 2022

From the death of a football Hall of Famer and a golf champion to actress and former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy discussing her mother’s breast cancer in her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Metastases Size May Indicate Which Patients With Melanoma Will Benefit from Post-Surgical Treatment

August 24th 2022

Patients with stage 3 melanoma who had metastases larger than 0.3 millimeters had poorer survival outcomes and may benefit from adjuvant therapy, recent findings showed.

ESPN Analyst Dick Vitale Announces He is Cancer-Free, WHO Deems Firefighting a Cancer-Causing Profession and More

August 19th 2022

From ESPN analyst Dick Vitale announcing he is cancer-free months following a lymphoma diagnosis to a Speedo-clad race in South Africa to raise awareness for cancer, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Dick Vitale Receives Jimmy V Award, Cancer Survivor Will Use Golf Scholarship to Study Medicine and More

July 22nd 2022

From Dick Vitale receiving the Jimmy V Award at the 2022 ESPYs to a former triathlon champion opening up about his cancer experience, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Treating Skin Cancer Panel: June 18, 2022

July 17th 2022

Watch Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok, Lorenzo Cohen, Dr. Anna C. Pavlick and Julie Bain answer questions about treating skin cancer, during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Demystifying Clinical Trials Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 16th 2022

Watch Dr. Anna C. Pavlick, from Weill Cornell Medicine, discuss clinical trials during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Integrative Care Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 15th 2022

Watch Lorenzo G. Cohen, from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss integrative care during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Amazon and Fred Hutch Partner to Investigate Safety, Efficacy of Cancer Vaccine

July 14th 2022

Amazon and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center recently launched an early-phase clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a cancer vaccine in the treatment of patients with late-stage skin cancer or hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Basics of Immunotherapy Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 14th 2022

Watch Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss immunotherapy, during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Multidisciplinary Approach Panel: June 18, 2022

July 13th 2022

Watch Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, Dr. Erica B. Friedman and Dr. Nicholas Sanfilippo answer questions about the multidisciplinary approach to care during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Radiation Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 12th 2022

Watch Dr. Nicholas Sanfilippo, from Weill Cornell Medicine, discuss radiation therapy options during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

In Recent Decades, Immunotherapy Extended Advanced Melanoma Survival from Months to Years

July 11th 2022

Thanks to the FDA approval of immunotherapy agents, the average survival for patients for stage 4 melanoma has drastically increased over the past 20 years, an expert explained.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Surgery Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 11th 2022

Watch Dr. Erica B. Friedman, from NYU Grossman School of Medicine, discuss surgery, during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Topical Treatments Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 10th 2022

Watch Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, from the University of Rochester Medical Center, discuss topical treatments during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit The Basics Panel: June 18, 2022

July 9th 2022

Watch Dr. Barbara Ma, Dr. Evan Lipson, Dr. Sunandana Chandra and Samantha Guild answer questions on the basics of skin cancer and melanoma during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit Melanoma Presentation: June 18, 2022

July 8th 2022

Watch Dr. Sunandan Chandra, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discuss the basics of melanoma, during the CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit.