Melanoma & Skin Cancer | Specialty

PFS Deserves More Than Surrogate Status as a Clinical Trial End Point

January 20th 2021

Although recent benefits do not pertain to all cancers and “cure” remains a relatively uncommon event, oncologists have an increasing number of molecularly targeted and immunotherapeutic strategies to employ based on objectively meaningful clinical trial outcomes.

Dr. Sullivan on Sequencing Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in Melanoma

January 13th 2021

Ryan Sullivan, MD, discusses treatment sequencing with targeted therapy and immunotherapy in melanoma.

Dr. Sznol on the Multidisciplinary Management of Immunotherapy-Associated Toxicities in Melanoma

January 11th 2021

Mario Sznol, MD, Yale Cancer Center, discusses the multidisciplinary management of toxicities associated with immunotherapy in patients with melanoma.

FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Cavrotolimod for Merkel Cell Carcinoma, CSCC

January 11th 2021

January 11, 2021 - The FDA has granted fast track designations to cavrotolimod for use in combination with a PD-1 therapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma that is refractory to previous PD-1 blockade and for use in combination with a PD-1/PD-L1 agent in those with advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that is refractory to previous PD-1/PD-L1 blockade.

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to PVSRIPO for Advanced Melanoma

January 11th 2021

January 11, 2021 — The FDA has granted an orphan drug designation to the novel intratumoral immunotherapy agent PVSRIPO for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma, specifically those with stage IIIB-IV disease.

Treatment Approach in Advanced Melanoma

January 8th 2021

Dr. Sznol on Toxicities Associated With Immunotherapy in Melanoma

January 7th 2021

Mario Sznol, MD, discusses toxicities associated with immunotherapy in patients with melanoma.

Dr. Luke on Predictive Versus Prognostic Biomarkers in Melanoma

January 6th 2021

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP, compares predictive and prognostic biomarkers in melanoma.

STP705 Achieves High Rates of Histological Clearance in Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

December 22nd 2020

The small interfering RNA therapeutic STP705 has been found to induce high rates of histological clearance with a favorable toxicity profile in patients with squamous cell skin cancer.

Updates and Advances in Basal Cell Carcinoma

December 18th 2020

Although basal cell carcinoma generally has a good prognosis, improving tolerance to targeted Hedgehog inhibitors and optimizing second-line treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors are important for the small subset of patients who develop locally advanced or metastatic disease.

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