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Immunotherapy has long-term benefit for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

‘Incredibly big change’ in treatment of deadly skin cancer, new data show

June 4, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Immunotherapy drugs have transformed the treatment of a deadly skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. New trial results show these drugs help many patients survive much longer than would otherwise be possible.

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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Nov. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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How cancer fools healthy neighboring cells

‘Tumor microenvironment’ research underscores why we need cancer immunotherapy — and how to make it work for more patients

July 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Like tiny con men, cancer cells have many tricks to fool healthy cells into helping them. Research into the "tumor microenvironment" is uncovering new avenues for treatment.

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