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Cynthia Golomb, MD | Dermatology Boutique

Month: August 2015

New immune-targeted treatment will help former President Carter

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Former President Carter’s melanoma spread to his liver and his brain. Patients like him, with advanced melanoma, have a better prognosis today because of immune therapy. Even five years ago we may have said he has five months to live. But today there are so many new immune-targeted treatments. With many malignancies the immune system no longer recognizes the tumor, this along with other events allow the tumor to grow. Some advanced melanomas can be treated this way “rebooting ” the immune system so that the tumor may shrink as a result.

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