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Expansion of IOA-244 Trial Fully Enrolled for Uveal Melanoma

November 26th 2021, 10:00pm

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Part B of the DIONE-01 study will look at whether IOA-244 increases anti-tumor responses in expansion groups of patients.

Immunotherapy Combo May ‘Potentially Cure’ Melanoma With Brain Metastases

November 18th 2021, 10:00pm

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The combination of Opdivo and Yervoy may provide a survival benefit for asymptomatic patients with melanoma who have brain metastases, although more efforts are needed to include this patient population in trials.

Side Effects From Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors May Increase Hospitalizations, Cost for Patients With Bladder, Liver, Lung or Skin Cancer

November 4th 2021, 9:00pm

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Patients who experience side effects due to immune checkpoint inhibitors are 80% more likely to go to the emergency room and have 30% higher monthly medical costs, compared to patients who did not have side effects.

First Patient With Squamous Cell Carcinoma Dosed in Phase 2 Trial for Vilobelimab

October 17th 2021, 5:00pm

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The first patient was enrolled and dosed in InflaRx’s phase 2 trial of vilobelimab for the treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Certain Blood Pressure Drugs May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

September 20th 2021, 7:00pm

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Exposure to certain high blood pressure drugs, specifically thiazide diuretics, may increase a person’s risk of developing skin cancer.

Gut Microbiome Can Affect Radiation Cancer Treatment

September 14th 2021, 3:00pm

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The overgrowth of fungi could cause the immune system to stop fighting cancer, according to a study.

Climate Change May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

September 1st 2021, 4:00pm

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Skin cancer rates have been increasing worldwide, and climate change factors – like depleting ozone layers – may be a factor.

Legendary ESPN Broadcaster Dick Vitale Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Patient With Cancer Receives COVID-19 Booster Shot and More

August 20th 2021, 3:00pm

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From Dick Vitale’s early melanoma cancer detection to the authorization of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for patients with cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Gut Health May Impact Side Effects Risk From Certain Melanoma Treatment

August 17th 2021, 3:00pm

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The bacteria in a patient’s gut could be linked to side effects from combined checkpoint inhibitors in patients with melanoma.

5 Ways to Support Your Mental Wellness During Radiation Therapy

August 15th 2021, 6:00pm

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Here are five options for overcoming stress and anxiety to promote your mental wellness and emotional resilience during your radiation therapy.