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Melanoma, Skin Cancer

One step nearer to a skin cancer vaccine?

Dr Conal Perrett, Consultant Dermatologist The Devonshire Clinic, comments on an exciting new study showing that a skin cancer vaccine can help treat patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study is published in a leading journal but the full development of a skin cancer vaccine could still be several years away. What is a cancer vaccine? When researchers talk…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 27, 2015

Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Holiday sun linked to skin cancer risk

More than 5,700 people in the UK aged 65 and over are now being diagnosed every year with malignant melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – compared to only 600 in the middle of the 1970s. Although all age groups are showing an increase, the rise is the most dramatic in this older age group. Dr Conal…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 10, 2015

Early Access to Medicines Scheme, Melanoma, Skin Cancer

New skin cancer drug approved – London Dermatology

Fast-tracked through the new Early Access to Medicines Scheme The new drug, pembrolizumab, has been developed to treat advanced skin cancers such as melanomas that have started to spread through the body. Although it has not yet been licensed in the UK, a new scheme has made it available for people already very ill with their disease. β€˜The arrival of…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on March 20, 2015

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