First Big Win Against Skin Cancer: Drug Boosts Survival in Major Melanoma...

First Big Win Against Skin Cancer: Drug Boosts Survival in Major Melanoma Study

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bonemarrowstemcells.jpgResearchers have scored the first big win against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An experimental drug significantly improved survival in a major study of people with very advanced disease.

The results, reported Saturday at a cancer conference, left doctors elated.

“We have not had any therapy that has prolonged survival” until now, said Dr. Lynn Schuchter, a skin cancer specialist with no role in the study or ties to the drug’s maker.

(READ more at the San Francisco Examiner)

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