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News and reporting on melanoma.

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.

Chi Van Dang discussed major breakthroughs now moving out into community practice, continued challenges, and promising new areas oncologists may want to watch.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

Mismatch repair-deficient tumors with many insertion-deletion mutations and enhanced microsatellite instability responded better to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.

Starting with a head and neck cancer patient who showed an impressive response to pembrolizumab, researchers profiled gene fusion neoantigens in several tumor types.

Palmetto's MolDx has agreed to cover Myriad's MyPath Melanoma to help rule out the disease when the biopsy can't be definitively classified by standard clinical and histopathological characteristics.

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