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Nursing management of patients with metastatic melanoma receiving ipilimumab.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23615135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 46-year-old Caucasian male named N.M. was diagnosed in March 2002 with melanoma of the trunk. The melanoma was resected and a left axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy was negative for malignant cells. Three years later, melanoma recurred to the left axillary lymph nodes, which were subsequently dissected. No adjuvant therapy was administered. In November 2007, a computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiple lesions (2-6 cm) in the abdomen wall, peritoneum, and small bowel, and a mass of 10 cm in the left axillary region. N.M. was enrolled into a phase III trial and received 850 mg/m2 dacarbazine plus 10 mg/kg ipilimumab at weeks 1, 4, 7, and 10, followed by dacarbazine alone every three weeks through week 22.
Authors:
Jane Bryce; Claudia Passoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology nursing forum     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1538-0688     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809033     Medline TA:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Clinical Trials Unit, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy.
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