Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Combined BRAF-targeted and immunotherapy shows promise for melanoma treatment

Combined targeted therapy against the BRAF/MAPK pathway with immunotherapy shows promise as a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of melanoma, according to results of a preclinical study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

"Our results provide preclinical evidence for the rational combination of BRAF-targeted therapy and immunotherapy in the treatment of this most dangerous type of skin cancer," said lead researcher Jennifer A. Wargo, M.D., division of surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Link to full AACR release

Katie Marquedant, 617 726-0337, kmarquedant@partners.org

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