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FDA Clears Yervoy for Treatment of Melanoma to Extend Life of Patients by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Mar 2011 2:31pm Some of the side effects include diarrhea, swelling of the colon, rash and fatigue.  The drug is from Bristol Myers and the study done contained 676 patients who all had advanced melanoma.  The average life extension was around 3 months but the study had some that lived far longer.  There was no mention yet on what the drug will cost.  B ... Read on »
TRRAP and GRIN2A Mutations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma by nih.gov Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 8:00pm Description of Invention: Using whole-exome sequencing of matched normal and metastatic tumor DNAs, researchers at the NIH have identified several novel somatic (e.g., tumor-specific) alterations, many of which have not previously been known to be genetically altered in tumors or linked to melanoma. In particular, the researc ... Read on »
Targeted Therapies Lead To Exciting Improvements in the Treatment of Melanoma Patients by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Thu 20 Oct 2011 12:00am Melanoma is the most virulent form of skin cancer with a rapidly rising incidence due to prior sun exposure. About 40,000 men and 30,000 women per year in the USA develop melanoma. In addition to sun exposure, there are independent genetic risk factors such as a variation in the “red hair” gene that increases in frequency the further one’s ances ... Read on »
A Novel Therapeutic Strategy for the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation and Melanoma by nih.gov Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: The present invention describes that the transcription factor SOX9 is expressed by normal human melanocytes in vitro and in the skin in vivo, and that over-expression of SOX9 decreases the proliferation of mouse and human melanoma cell lines via several pathways. Furthermore, SOX9 (or its bioactive d ... Read on »
Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Melanoma Treatment by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm Melanoma is a cancer of melanocytes, cells that produce a pigment called melanin in the skin.  Melanoma occurs when there is a mutation within the melanocytes, causing the cells to replicate in a disorganized fashion, grow without limit, invade surrounding tissue and disrupt normal tissue function. Continue Reading » Social Bookmarking ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Melanoma Treatment Yervoy by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sat 26 Mar 2011 3:22am Source: WebMD Health News March 25, 2011 -- The FDA has approved Bristol-Myers' Yervoy for the treatment of late-stage, metastatic melanoma , a deadly skin cancer . Yervoy (ipilimumab) is the first drug ever shown to help late-stage melanoma patients live longer. However, it does not cure the disease. ... Read on »
New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression by HealthFinder Posted Sat 29 Sep 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed. SATURDAY, ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Treatment for Late-Stage Melanoma by Cancer.gov Posted Thu 07 Apr 2011 1:25pm FDA Approves New Treatment for Late-Stage Melanoma On March 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ipilimumab (Yervoy) to treat patients with metastatic melanoma . The approval follows a 676-patient trial , which found that patients taking the drug had a median overall survival of 4 months longer ... Read on »
Age May Be a Factor in Melanoma Treatment Quality by Medline Plus Posted Wed 21 Aug 2013 2:01pm People over age 70 diagnosed with melanoma may wait longer to have the malignant spot removed and receive less comprehensive care and monitoring than younger patients, a French study suggests. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Melanoma , Seniors' Health Read on »
New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression by Medline Plus Posted Mon 01 Oct 2012 7:00am Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Melanoma Read on »