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AUG 26, 2014 - Fox News

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Experimental therapy trains patients' immune systems to fight melanoma

On the heels of a push from the U.S. surgeon general to act as the number of skin cancer cases rapidly increases, researchers are testing an experimental therapy that trains the body’s immune system to fight melanoma.

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AUG 25, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

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AUG 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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New Screening Approach Identified Potential Drug Combinations for Difficult-to-treat Forms of Melanoma

PHILADELPHIA — A novel approach to identifying potential anticancer drug combinations revealed that pairing cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins with cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors might provide an effective approach to treating intractable melanomas driven by mutations in the NRAS and KRAS genes.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Health Canal

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New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Health Canal

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