New Melanoma Drug Boosts Survival Rates

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now hope to extend life. The new treatment unveiled at a cancer meeting in Chicago has been praised by the cancer care fraternity. Vemurafenib is an experimental drug that attacks the root of the cancerous source. Developed by...
Leflunomide to Fight Skin Cancer

Leflunomide to Fight Skin Cancer

The drug leflunomide, which is currently being used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could now help to fight melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. After conducting the ability to affect the development of pigment cells in tadpoles, scientists seemed to...
Ipilimumab – New Melanoma Treatment

Ipilimumab – New Melanoma Treatment

Ipilimumab is a new treatment for advanced melanoma that has generated a lot of excitement.  While a step in the right direction, it has limited efficacy and still has to be determined as to its best use. Considering that only 5-10% of people are alive in 5 years when...