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Woman's recovery from advanced melanoma could help guide research

Mar 9, 2012

Combining the immune-based drug ipilimumab with targeted radiation therapy improved one advanced melanoma patient’s ability to fight the deadly skin cancer, a new study says.

The treatment triggered a strong immune response, which resulted in shrinkage of both the tumor treated with radiation as well as tumors located at distant locations in the body, according to the study, published in the March 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Click here (PDF) to read the article in HealthDay.