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Gigapixel camera provides resolution and whole-body imaging for taking a "skin cancer selfie"

A gigapixel camera that takes high-resolution snapshots of the entire body could prove to be a new tool for whole-body skin cancer screening.

Improved response rate and survival with dabrafenib plus trametinib versus vemurafenib alone

Targeting BRAF V600E/K mutation-positive melanoma with dabrafenib in combination with trametinib achieves longer overall survival and impoved response rates, compared to treatment with vemurafenib alone.

Nivolumab shows signs of superior response rate compared with standard chemotherapy in advanced melanoma

Nivolumab shows signs of superior response rate compared with standard chemotherapy in advanced melanoma

The monoclonal antibody nivolumab has demonstrated superior response and duration over standard chemotherapy in patients whose melanoma has progressed after ipilimumab treatment.

Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy

Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy

A combination of exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than employing chemotherapy alone, according to research performed with a melanoma model.

Combination treatment for melanoma achieves significant progression-free survival and response rates

Combination therapy with both BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor cobimetinib achieved superior results over vemurafenib plus placebo for BRAF-mutation positive melanoma.

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