Melanoma & Skin Cancer | Specialty

The OncLive Melanoma & Skin Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on various types of skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and more. This section features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances, and ongoing research in melanoma and other skin cancers.

Impact of MSLT-II Data on Completion Lymph Node Dissection

December 14th 2020

The Optimal Approach to Treating Advanced Melanoma

December 14th 2020

Dr. Weber on Unmet Needs in Melanoma

December 9th 2020

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, discusses unmet needs in melanoma.

Dr. Tawbi on Future Research Efforts in Melanoma

December 8th 2020

Hussein A. Tawbi, MD, PhD, discusses future research efforts in melanoma.

Robert Recaps a Career of Clinical Research in Melanoma

December 7th 2020

In our exclusive interview, Caroline Robert, MD, PhD, discusses her groundbreaking work on clinical trials evaluating anti–CTLA-4 and anti–PD-1 antibodies in advanced melanoma, her experiences as a researcher in France and the United States, her love of traveling, and next steps for the field.

Adjuvant Nivolumab Displays Survival Benefits in High-Risk Resected Melanoma

December 4th 2020

December 4, 2020 — Adjuvant nivolumab demonstrated clinically meaningful improvements in relapse-free survival, overall survival, and distant metastasis-free survival vs placebo in patients with high-risk resected melanoma, even after accounting for disease stage and post-recurrence survival, supporting the use of the anti–PD-1 antibody as a standard adjuvant therapy.

Understanding Biomarker Differences Becomes Critical as Precision Medicine Rises in Melanoma

December 4th 2020

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP discusses the role of precision medicine and how it continues to lead the way in all areas of oncology, but especially in melanoma.

Dr. Rapisuwon on the Frontline Treatment of Acral and Mucosal Melanoma

December 3rd 2020

Suthee Rapisuwon, MD, discusses the frontline treatment of acral and mucosal melanoma.

Dr. Weber on the Treatment of LDH-High Melanoma

December 1st 2020

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, ​deputy director and co-director of the melanoma program, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, 2016 Giant of Cancer Care® in Melanoma, discusses the treatment of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)​–high melanoma.

Dr. Luke the Role of Molecular Testing in Melanoma

November 24th 2020

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP, discusses the role of molecular testing in melanoma.

TILs, the Ultimate in Personalized Immunotherapy, Move Closer to Market

November 24th 2020

November 24, 2020 - Until now, the field of cell-based immunotherapy has been dominated by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, with groundbreaking FDA approvals for 3 drugs across several types of hematologic malignancies. In solid tumors, however, CAR T-cell therapies have yet to gain ground.

Dr. Kudchadkar on the Durability of Immunotherapy in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

November 23rd 2020

Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, discusses the durability of immunotherapy in non-melanoma skin cancers.

Tebentafusp Improves OS in Frontline Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

November 23rd 2020

November 23, 2020 - Tebentafusp showed superiority in overall survival compared with investigator’s choice of therapy in patients with previously untreated metastatic uveal melanoma.

ctDNA Predicts Outcome for Frontline Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma, But Not Second Line

November 20th 2020

November 20, 2020 - Circulating tumor DNAhas been found to be a reliable indicator of outcomes to treatment with frontline immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with metastatic melanoma, but not in the second-line setting.

Experts Examine Potential Biomarkers for Immunotherapy in Melanoma

November 20th 2020

The emergence of immunotherapy in the melanoma treatment landscape has shifted the management of the disease; however, no strategies are in place to appropriately stratify patients for these potentially life-saving agents.

Artificial Intelligence Possesses Potential to Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma

November 19th 2020

November 19, 2020 - A computational method comprised of clinicodemographic variables with deep learning of pretreatment histology images may be able to effectively predict response to immunotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma.

PVSRIPO Shows Promising Antitumor Activity in Refractory Melanoma

November 14th 2020

November 14, 2020 – Treatment with the novel intratumoral immuotherapy agent PVSRIPO resulted in an overall response rate of 33% among all patients with anti–PD-1 refractory melanoma.

Investigational PI3K-γ Inhibitor Eganelisib Plus Nivolumab Elicits Early Efficacy in Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

November 13th 2020

November 13, 2020 - Treatment with the combination of eganelisib, a selective PI3K-γ inhibitor, and nivolumab demonstrated encouraging clinical activity and a favorable safety profile in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Early Efficacy Data With RP2 in Advanced Solid Tumors

November 13th 2020

Francesca Aroldi, discusses the early efficacy data with RP2 in advanced solid tumors.

Bempegaldesleukin/Nivolumab Combo Upholds Durable Benefit in Metastatic Melanoma

November 13th 2020

November 13, 2020 - The combination of bempegaldesleukin and the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab elicited a confirmed best overall response rate of 53% in efficacy-evaluable patients with metastatic melanoma.