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Skin Cancer Online App is Creating New Possibilties

Skin Cancer Online App is Creating New Possibilties

Marty Tenenbaum, a skin cancer survivor, has created a free online app along with Cancer Commons that is revolutionary in its ability to connect people across all borders and give them a chance to make large-scale connections in the battle against skin cancer. Tenenbaum survived skin cancer, but never got over the frustration he felt as he tried to search through the many treatments options, clinical trials and research for a way to survive. He gives all his credit …

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New Melanoma Drug is No Dud

The FDA approved a fast review of  a new Melanoma drug used in a clinical trial at 125 U.S. cancer centers. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 19, shows about 23 percent of the patients given ipilimumab are alive two years later, compared with 14 percent of those who did not receive the drug. Those taking ipilimumab lived a median of about 10 months, compared with 6.4 months for those …

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