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From Bedside to the Starting Line, a Patient Bonds With Her Oncologist Through Running

March 28th 2023

A marathon runner who was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma learned that what she enjoyed doing before cancer could help her regain her energy and identity during and after treatment.

Mediterranean Diet May Boost Immunotherapy Outcomes

March 27th 2023

Patients with advanced melanoma who followed the Mediterranean diet tended to have improved responses to immunotherapy treatment, recent research showed.

How I Helped My Wife Die Peacefully

March 24th 2023

When all is said and done what is important to me was that we did all we could to save her. And when that failed, we did all we could to make her passing as peaceful as possible.

FDA Approves Zynyz for Subset of Patients With Rare Skin Cancer

March 22nd 2023

This FDA approval of Zynyz was based on findings from a study which demonstrated that the therapy improves responses in patients with locally advanced Merkel cell carcinoma.

FDA Agrees to Review Opdivo for Post-Surgical Melanoma Treatment

March 8th 2023

The Food and Drug Administration accepted a supplemental Biologics License Application for Opdivo to treat stage 2B or C, fully resected melanoma.

FDA Grants Keytruda, Cancer Vaccine Combo Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Melanoma

February 23rd 2023

The designation is based on study findings demonstrating that the cancer vaccine-Keytruda combination reduces the risk of recurrence or death by 44% in the adjuvant setting for patients with melanoma.

I’m No Longer Stubborn When It Comes to Cancer Screenings

February 2nd 2023

Many men — my former self included — can be stubborn when it comes to cancer screenings or visiting the doctor. Thankfully I’ve changed my ways, which saved my life.

Michael Bublé Discusses His Son’s Cancer, TikTok Star Dies of CRC and More

January 27th 2023

From Michael Bublé opening up about his son’s cancer diagnosis to the death of “Enkyboys” social media star, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

HPV-Linked Skin Cancer of the Nail May Not Be a Common Result From a Manicure, Expert Says

January 20th 2023

Skin cancer can also occur in the nail area and may be associated with HPV, it may not be as common for it to result from a cut experienced during a manicure, one expert explained.

White Sox Pitcher Reveals Lymphoma Diagnosis, NFL’s Charles White Dies of Cancer and More

January 13th 2023

From the cancer diagnoses of an MLB pitcher and star of Riverdance to First Lady Jill Biden’s recent carcinoma removal, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Martina Navratilova Receives Cancer Diagnoses, Jill Biden to Have a Skin Lesion Removed and More

January 6th 2023

From tennis star Martina Navratilova’s two cancer diagnoses to First Lady Jill Biden undergoing Mohs surgery to have a suspicious lesion removed and musician deaths, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Trial Receives FDA Green Light to Proceed Evaluating EVX-01, Keytruda Combo in Metastatic Melanoma

January 5th 2023

A phase 2 trial evaluating EVX-01 plus Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in patients with metastatic melanoma may continue, the FDA said.

Three-Drug Regimen May Improve Survival Outcomes in Subset of Patients with Melanoma

December 25th 2022

Although triplet therapy may be effective and tolerable for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma, each patient’s case should be considered before deciding if it is the right course of treatment, according to an expert.

Even a 'Tough Guy' Can Open Up About Cancer

December 12th 2022

Men often decide to tough out their cancer alone, but tough guy Terry Bradshaw is starting to open up about his sometimes-rocky journey with the disease.

Keytruda 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.