The vast majority of patients with advanced melanoma who received an experimental targeted drug called PLX4032 responded to the treatment in a phase I clinical trial, researchers announced last month. The drug targets a common genetic change in melanoma tumors, and 26 of 32 patients (81 percent) who were treated with the recommended phase II dose had a partial or complete response. The tumors of some patients shrank or even went away, at least temporarily. Read more > >
The chief of NCI’s Pediatric Oncology Branch talks about the research in her lab at NCI and areas where pediatric cancer researchers are poised to make major advances. Read more > >
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