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Debra Hughes, MS

Debra Hughes is a medical writer based in Lusby, Maryland.

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Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Continue to Show Survival Benefit in BRAF-mutant Metastatic Melanoma

The longest overall survival follow-up among randomized phase 3 trials evaluating BRAF and MEK inhibitors in patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma to date has shown the best 3-year outcome with dabrafenib plus trametinib to be in patients with normal LDH and fewer than 3 disease sites, according to a presentation at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

Adding Temozolomide to Radiotherapy Improves Survival in Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

The addition of temozolomide to standard short-course radiation therapy significantly improved both overall and progression-free survival in elderly patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, results from the first study to test this combination in this age group concluded in a plenary presentation at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

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