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ROCKLAND, Massachusetts, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - First patient begins treatment in an international Phase II study investigating the efficacy
Cancer cell spread to the sentinel node—the lymph node to which cancer cells are most likely to spread from a primary tumor—is a risk factor for melanoma death.
Trial to evaluate ID-G100 in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan.
Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...
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