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Keytruda Now FDA-Approved for Patients with Melanoma

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The KEYNOTE-054 Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT02362594) showed that the immune checkpoint inhibitor drug Keytruda decreased the risk of melanoma recurrence or death by 43% in comparison to a placebo drug. The drug has thus been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients with stage-3 melanoma (cancer has spread to […]

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Research Team Discovers New Immune “Checkpoint” Protein

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A recent report in the journal┬áCell showed that a team led by Vanderbilt researchers has found a new “checkpoint” protein on immune system cells in active, malignant tumors. In mouse models, blocking this protein, along with using other treatments, has been an effective approach to treating cancerous cells. Checkpoint proteins are an important component of […]

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How Charlotte T. Beat Stage-4 Cancer at CHIPSA Hospital!

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How Charlotte T. Beat Stage 4 Cancer at CHIPSA Hospital Charlotte T. thought she was out of options when she was diagnosed with Stage-4 inoperable Endometrial cancer in November of 2017. After having a full hysterectomy and 25 rounds of radiation, her doctors told her that the cancer had metastasized to her lungs. There was […]

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Researchers Use AI to Improve Immunotherapy Outcomes

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A research team from the University of Maryland is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the most effective ways to treat cancer patients with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy takes advantage of the body’s own immune system to fight off cancer, and in the past decade, it has been very successful in treating patients with localized and advanced […]

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Scientists Discover New Way to Predict Immunotherapy Responses

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors like Keytruda offer new ways to treat cancer patients who might otherwise have no options. But the treatment has posed challenges to health care professionals when it comes to figuring out which tumors will respond to immunotherapy and which tumors won’t. A research team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New […]

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New Video Series Celebrates 22 Late-Stage Cancer Survivors

Last September, 22 people made history as they joined together to celebrate accomplishing the impossible: surviving late-stage cancer.   Traveling back to the place where their healing journeys began — CHIPSA Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico — the cancer survivors had the chance to share their stories, meet other patients, and converse with world-renowned doctors, scientists, […]

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