Treatment with nab-paclitaxel resulted in significantly improved progression-free survival and a greater disease control rate in chemotherapy-naive patients with metastatic melanoma compared with dacarbazine.
Dr. Atkins offers his perspective on the “race” between the top two anti-PD1 drugs (Merck’s MK-3475 and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab), and weighs in on where thew new agent pidilizumab fits into the picture.
Dr. Antoni Ribas, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a presenter at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, discusses the impact of 2 new drugs— ipilimumab (Yervoy) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf)—for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.
When you inspect moles, pay special attention to their sizes, shapes, edges, and color. A handy way to remember these features is to think of the A, B, C, D, and E of skin cancer—asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolving.