Study Finds Skin Cancer Prevention Campaign to Be Effective

A new study has provided evidence that skin cancer prevention campaigns may be effective in reducing melanoma.

The study, published online ahead of print in PLOS Medicine (Oct. 8, 2019), looked at the Australian skin cancer prevention program, SunSmart.

Combination of Two Immunotherapies Brings Advanced Melanoma Survival Rate to 50% for First Time

By combining two existing therapies, researchers at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London have found that they have been able to stop or even reverse the progression of advanced melanoma in half of patients. The two therapies, ipilmumab and nivolumab, were tested on patients over the course of five years. The findings were published online ahead of print in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sept. 28, 2019).