Category Archives: Melanoma

Cancer of the skin

A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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New Personalized Medicine Increases Survival in Melanoma Patients

Metastatic melanoma is the deadliest and most aggressive from of skin cancer.  A person with metastatic melanoma typically has a short life expectancy that is measured in months.   The mainstay treatments for metastatic melanoma are dacarbazine (DTIC), interleukin-2 (IL-2) and … Continue reading

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Calcium and Vitamin D Reduce Melanoma Risk in High-Risk Women

Researchers at Stanford have previous shown that mice lacking vitamin D receptors have more skin cancer.  In vitro studies have also shown that adding vitamin D to skin cancer cells sometimes reduces their growth.   Now, a new analysis suggests high-risk … Continue reading

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It is Better for Cancer Patients to Die at Home

Cancer patients who die at home do so more peacefully and their caregivers also end up doing better emotionally, reported in the September 13th issue in the Journal of Clinical Oncology  Wright’s team studied 342 terminal cancer patients and their … Continue reading

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Ipilimumab – new option for Metastatic Melanoma patients

At ASCO this past weekend, Dr. Steven O’Day reported that ipilimumab alone or in combination with vaccine increased overall survival (OS) in patients with unresectable stage III/IV melanoma for whom previous treatment had failed (Abstract 4).  Metastatic (stage IV) melanoma is very … Continue reading

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Melanoma Cases on the Rise – Latest Incidence, Prevention and Detection

Incidence While the incidence of other cancer such as prostate cancer has leveled off, the incidence of melanoma in US is on the rise, according a presentation at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.  In his … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Cancer

If you have psoriasis, you might have an increased risk of cancer, including melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a new research presented at the 68th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD 2010).  The researchers … Continue reading

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Immune response and stage 4 melanoma

Stage 4 (Stage IV) melanoma is very difficult to treat.  Even though stage I melanoma has an excellent prognosis; response rate for stage 4 melanoma with palliative biotherapies and chemotherapies is only approximately 10%. Clinicians and researchers are working hard to … Continue reading

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How to live longer with Stage 4 Melanoma?

Would you and your loved ones like to fight cancer and fulfill your dreams?  Have you reached your milestones yet?  Here are some suggestions offered by Nekar Lo, a terminal cancer patient who is in his eighth year after his … Continue reading

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