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September 18, 2014

New Hope for Melanoma Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If initial testing results hold up, a drug called Keytruda just may end up becoming a lifesaver for some patients suffering from stage IV melanoma. The drug, as the Florida Times-Union reports, was tested by Mayo Clinic doctors to treat melanoma patients and was recently given the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval […]

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Tags: Clinical Trial, Dr. Richard Joseph, Melanoma, research

April 17, 2014

Graham’s gift

By Elizabeth Harty Elizabeth Harty (@meharty)

Leave it to Facebook to turn a simple way to pass time between appointments into a viral effort to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. As NBC’s TODAY show reports, 10-year-old Graham Fowler, who was diagnosed last April with a rare form of skin cancer, began making bracelets as a way to pass time during treatments […]

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Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Mehgha Tollefson, Facebook, Graham Trocke-Fowler, Melanoma, TODAY Show

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