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Current advances and perspectives in the treatment of advanced melanoma.
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PMID:  22432863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Melanoma has long been considered as an extremely therapy-resistant tumour. Recent developments in the area of immunotherapy as well as targeted therapy showed rapid development and excellent results. The anti-CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab, which was approved in the USA and Europe in 2011, was the first substance in melanoma therapy to demonstrate an overall survival benefit. Another approval is expected in Europe for the specific BRAF-inhibitor vemurafenib, which has shown a significant impact on progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with the BRAF(V600E) mutation. In this review the relevant agents in the substance classes of immunomodulatory drugs and small molecules are presented and discussed, and future prospects for combination therapies and developments in melanoma treatment are outlined.
Elisabeth Livingstone; Lisa Zimmer; Julia Vaubel; Dirk Schadendorf
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1610-0387     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101164708     Medline TA:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
Department of Dermatology, Skin Cancer Center, University Hospital Essen, Germany.
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