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Hopkins and Dana-Farber researchers report that immune system-based therapy produces lasting remissions in melanoma patients

  • Posted: March 6, 2014
  • Updated: March 6, 2014

Nivolumab, a drug that unleashes the immune system to attack cancer, is now shown to produce lasting remissions and hold the disease in check — for more than two years, in some cases — in many patients with advanced melanoma, according to a new study by researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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