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TERT Promoter Mutations Common in Melanoma

A recent study has confirmed that TERT promoter mutations are common genetic mutations in cutaneous melanoma, mutations that may be linked with poor prognosis.

Melanoma

The addition of sargramostim to the anti-CTLA-4 ipilimumab resulted in a significant improvement in overall survival in patients with metastatic melanoma.

In this interview we discuss a patient who experienced regression of BRAF-inhibitor-induced eruptive melanocytic nevi following concomitant addition of a MEK inhibitor.

Positive genetic risk information about melanoma may help to prompt people to discuss melanoma risk with a wider variety of family members, according to a new study.

A recent study has confirmed that TERT promoter mutations are common genetic mutations in cutaneous melanoma, mutations that may be linked with poor prognosis.

Treatment with a BRAF and MEK inhibitor resulted in modest clinical efficacy in patients whose melanoma had progressed after treatment with a BRAF inhibitor.

The FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating patients with advanced melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs.

Pilots and cabin crews were found to have twice the incidence of melanoma and about 40% increased melanoma mortality compared with the general population.

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