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2011-03-25 19:04:34

First drug approved in more than a decade The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of ipilimumab for the treatment of previously treated metastatic melanoma. It is the first drug approved for metastatic, or advanced, melanoma is more than a decade. "Ipilimumab is the first in a new class of drugs that has been shown to offer a survival benefit for metastatic melanoma, which is often a fatal disease, and hopefully, this will lead to the development of related treatments for...

2011-02-01 12:29:33

Researchers have found that a novel form of personalized therapy that genetically engineers a patient's own anti-tumor immune cells to fight tumors could treat metastatic melanoma and metastatic synovial cell sarcoma, representing a potentially new therapeutic approach against these and other cancers. The technique, called adoptive immunotherapy, works with the body's immune system to fight cancer. Immune cells, called T lymphocytes, are removed, modified, expanded in large numbers, and given...

2010-12-13 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today that it has suspended its global Phase III study evaluating tasisulam, an investigational, small-molecule anti-cancer compound, as a second-line treatment for those with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Lilly, in consultation with an independent data monitoring committee, recommended a "full clinical hold," because of safety concerns. A full clinical hold ensures that no new or existing patients in the...

2010-11-25 08:16:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Complete remission of cancer is what many of the more than 68,000 patients who will be diagnosed with melanoma this year would love to hear.A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer. Indiana University School of Medicine researchers used a modified lentivirus to introduce a potent anti-melanoma T cell receptor gene into the hematopoietic stem...

2010-11-18 16:54:44

A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The online version is now available. Indiana University School of Medicine researchers used a modified lentivirus to introduce a potent anti-melanoma T cell receptor gene into the hematopoietic stem cells of mice....

2010-10-11 12:14:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 120 cancer survivors and caregivers, cancer-treating physicians, and patient advocates gathered in San Diego to share their Proleukin® (aldesleukin for injection) treatment experiences. The theme of the meeting, Celebrating Our (Un)Common Journey Patient Summit, is believed to be the largest-ever gathering of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) and metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) survivors. The Summit, which...

2010-09-27 17:27:17

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently announced encouraging clinical study results for patient-specific vaccine therapy to treat metastatic melanoma. The study is ongoing, but the report concludes that patient-specific vaccines can sometimes induce durable complete regression of progressing soft-tissue melanoma metastases, as demonstrated in one particular patient who participated in the trial. The study report, entitled: "Durable Complete Response of Refractory, Progressing,...

2010-09-09 11:34:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center played an important role in a study that led to the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) recent fast tracking of ipilimumab, a promising treatment for metastatic melanoma. The FDA based its decision largely on the results of a pivotal study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on August 19, 2010 - the same day the agency accepted Bristol-Myers...

2010-08-26 14:00:17

Use of an experimental targeted drug to treat metastatic melanoma tumors with a specific genetic signature was successful in more than 80 percent of patients in a phase 1 clinical trial. Results of the trial of PLX4032, an inhibitor of a protein called BRAF that is overactive in more than half of all melanomas, appear in the August 26 New England Journal of Medicine. "Metastatic melanoma has a devastating prognosis and is one of the top causes of cancer death in young patients," says Keith...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians attending the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) presented evidence that pegylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20), a novel anticancer drug that targets ASS(-) tumors, and which is being developed and manufactured by Polaris Group, was effective in inhibiting the growth of metastatic melanoma cells. Dr. L.G. Feun from the University of Miami, Miami, FL presented results from a phase II trial in 36 metastatic...


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