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7 skin cancer myths — debunked

Experts take on base tans and other ‘complete baloney’ standing in the way of skin health

Aug. 2, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

From indoor tanning to sunscreen use: Lower your risk of skin cancer by confronting these myths head on.

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Immunotherapy drug becomes first therapy approved by FDA for rare skin cancer

Benefit seen in nearly one-third of patients ‘with no hope at all of surviving’ their treatment-resistant Merkel cell carcinoma

March 24, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Tom Judd's metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma nearly took his life. But then he enrolled on a trial of an experimental immunotherapy drug.

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Scratching the surface of a rare skin cancer

Immune-boosting therapy shows promise for advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

Oct. 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Skin cancer researcher Dr. Paul Nghiem is leading a clinical trial testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer. Early results from the trial are showing great promise for these patients.

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