New immune therapy for advanced melanoma offers hope for hard-to-treat disease

Posted in Medicine, Science on 9th Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

TIL therapy, which uses a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer, was found in a clinical trial to work better than the existing treatment for metastatic melanoma.

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

FDA approves use of engineered herpes virus to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The drug, which relies upon a genetically engineered herpes virus to attack and kill the cancerous cells, is the first virotherapy drug to gain approval.