CURE’s skin cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest skin cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on skin cancer.
January 27th 2021
Avastin, in combination with carboplatin plus paclitaxel (types of chemotherapy), improved progression-free survival and overall survival compared with those who received chemotherapy alone for patients with untreated advanced mucosal melanoma.
January 25th 2021
Combination treatment with Opdivo and Yervoy may have better overall survival rates for patients with metastatic uveal melanoma.
January 14th 2021
In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with someone who has undergone 41 surgeries and physically debilitating treatments during his more than 15-year journey with several cases of skin cancer. We discussed his cancer journey, and why, as he starts a new treatment after his most prior therapy failed, he’s focused on quality rather than quantity of life.
January 6th 2021
A roundup of some skin cancer news and updates that occurred in 2020 that patients may have missed.
December 1st 2020
Machine learning may be used to predict disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma.
November 6th 2020
Patients with resected, high-risk, stage 3 melanoma who were randomized to receive Keytruda (pembrolizumab) achieved a three-year recurrence-free survival rate of 63.7% compared to 44.1% in patients randomized to placebo.
November 3rd 2020
A two-time cancer survivor looks back at her cancer journey and offers 4 tips for a first-time patient with cancer.
November 3rd 2020
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may provide a mortality benefit in women with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer, breast cancer and melanoma, although more research is needed to confirm this potential association.
September 16th 2020
Recent immunotherapy approvals for patients with metastatic melanoma has widened the treatment landscape, but new research shows that patients associated with positive sociodemographic factors are more likely to receive immunotherapy.
September 15th 2020
CURE® compiled a roundup of five recent reports patients with skin cancer may have missed.
September 3rd 2020
In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Jeremy Brauer, on behalf of the Skin Cancer Foundation, about current treatment strategies and the future of the disease.
August 28th 2020
From Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera announcing he has cancer but plans to continue coaching this season, to ”Dancing With the Stars” judge Len Goodman revealing he had surgery to remove skin cancer from his face, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.
August 25th 2020
“Through patients’ eyes, augmented intelligence may improve health care quality but should be implemented in a manner that preserves the integrity of the human physician-patient relationship,” the authors wrote.
August 19th 2020
“With data showing a two-fold increase in disease-free survival with the vaccine alone and in combination with checkpoint inhibitors, we hope to one day change the narrative for people with melanoma — turning this disease into a chronic condition that can be treated and managed over time,” said Dr. Mark B. Faries.
August 14th 2020
From the recent Beirut explosion compromising pediatric oncology hospitals, to researchers looking at how intestinal bacteria can supercharge targeted immunotherapies, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.
July 31st 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Tecentriq in combination with Cotellic and Zelboraf for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma.
July 28th 2020
Research in the melanoma space is finding itself facing complex challenges in implementing CAR-T cell therapy, but according to one expert these challenges are not insurmountable.
July 11th 2020
“You have to speak up. What you don’t say is the most predictive of the care you don’t get.”
July 4th 2020
Patients can pick from a growing array of treatments, from same-day- results surgery to game-changing immunotherapy, to fight the most common type of cancer.
June 24th 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda to treat patients with recurrent or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.
June 19th 2020
“The relapse-free survival curves for both treatment arms appear to be reaching a plateau, which is a good sign if we are talking about cure,” said lead study author Dr. Axel Hauschild.
May 29th 2020
From a five-year-old patient with liver cancer receiving a birthday surprise to a mother-daughter duo releasing a children’s book to help families going through breast cancer treatment, here’s what is making headlines in the cancer space this week.
May 23rd 2020
During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, one melanoma survivor reflects on her treatment and the preventive measures everyone should take to avoid skin cancer.
May 15th 2020
From influential musician Little Richard passing away due to bone cancer to a dramatic drop in new cancer diagnoses as screenings have been postponed as a result of COVID-19, here are all the major updates happening in the cancer space this week.