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After many years with few advances several new, targeted and biologic therapies have completed evaluation in clinical trials since 2011. These new treatments have demonstrated improved outcomes for individuals with advanced melanoma leading to their approval by the FDA. Individuals with advanced melanoma now have numerous treatment options. Additional clinical studies are ongoing in order to determine the best way to use these new drugs in sequence or in combination therapy and they are also being evaluated in individuals with earlier stage III disease to reduce the risk of a melanoma recurrence.
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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval indication... Imlygic® Approved for Melanoma
Imlygic is injected into the site of the cancer where the modified herpes virus replicates inside cancer cells and causes the cancer cells to rupture and die. MRA Hails FDA Approval Of First Combination Immunotherapy For Melanoma
Recently reported studies showed the use of these two therapies in combination yielded better results than ipilimumab on its own.
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Melanoma Clinical Trials
VicalLX01-315-02 – A Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Treatment with 2 mg Intralesional Allovectin-7 Compared to Dacarbazine (DTIC) or Temozolomide (TMZ) in Subjects with Recurrent Metastatic Melanoma
COGE1697 – Phase III Randomized Study of Four Weeks High Dose IFN 2b in Stage T3-T4 or N1 (microscopic) Melanoma
ECOGE1697 – Phase III Randomized Study of Four Weeks High Dose IFN-a2b in Stage T2b No, T3a-bNo, T4a-b No, and T1-2, N1a, 2a (microscopic) Melanoma.