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Clinical trials have shown promising early results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer.
In a review article posted online March 16 in Cell, the researchers say that refinements and modifications of monoclonal antibody drugs -- several of which have already revolutionized the care of breast and colon cancer --are now being tested in most tumor types.
Research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) showed that combining targeted radiation therapy with immunotherapy (ipilimumab), fostered a strong immune response and a favorable clinical outcome in a patient with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
The first new skin cancer treatment since the 1970s has now gone on sale in Britain.
The FDA on Wednesday approved the cancer treatment drug Zelboraf, used to treat patients with late-stage or unresectable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
A duo of drugs, each targeting a prime survival strategy of tumors, can be safely administered and are potentially more effective than either drug alone for advanced, inoperable melanomas.
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