Tag Archives: melanoma

Melanoma: 5 Things You Need to Know About Malignant Skin Cancer

Melanoma. (Photo Credits: Great Lake Sledger/Twitter) Washington DC, May 13: In a recent study researchers have outlined five important points about malignant skin cancer called melanoma. The study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) highlighted the following five points about melanoma: Sun exposure is an important factor in the development of melanoma, so it… Read More »

Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for… Read More »

NICE clears Pierre Fabre's targeted melanoma combo to take on Novartis, Roche drugs

Thanks to new guidance from England’s drug cost watchdog, Novartis and Roche will be getting some fresh targeted melanoma competition from French pharma lab Pierre Fabre.  In guidance published Friday, England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence signed off on Pierre Fabre’s combo of Braftovi and Mektovi to treat adult patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma.… Read More »