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News and reporting on melanoma.

Researchers have identified immune cell gene expression signatures that could one day be developed into tests to predict response to treatment.

Assessing T cell fraction alongside tumor thickness was superior to other histopathological variables for accurate progression-free survival prediction.

Three new studies have found that the presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures in tumors is associated with a favorable response to immunotherapy.

Researchers tested the combined treatment in mice, after detecting increased PAK4 expression and reduced immune infiltration in melanoma patients with poor anti-PD-1 response.

The company will soon start discussing registrational studies with the FDA and will report 36-month survival data in mid-2020.

More individuals treated with BRAF- and MEK-targeted drugs were still alive after four years than would be expected with conventional chemo drugs.

Researchers have shown that the use of antibiotics in the weeks leading up to immunotherapy may lessen a patients' response to the treatment.

The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.

Based on the promising results, the company is advancing the tumor lysate, particle-loaded, dendritic cell vaccine into Phase III studies.

A prospective study in 35 advanced melanoma patients found that response to combined Yervoy and Opdivo was correlated with the three markers.

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