Nachtnebel, A. (2011): Ipilimumab for pre-treated patients with advanced/metastatic melanoma . DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 14.
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Ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody, is intended for the therapy of pre-treated patients with advanced/metastatic melanoma. A phase III study showed an increase in median overall survival (OS) by more than 3 months for patients treated with ipilimumab in comparison to an experimental vaccine. As therapy of advanced/metastatic melanomas proves very difficult, this increase in OS can be called a success, especially since ipilimumab is the first therapy which demonstrated improvements in OS in pre-treated advanced melanoma. However, many open questions still remain including whether the comparison of ipilimumab to an experimental vaccine was a reasonable approach. In addition, adverse events were very frequent and sometimes life-threatening.
|Item Type:||DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology|
|Keywords:||Cancer, skin cancer, melanoma, ipilimumab, monoclonal antibody|
|Subjects:||QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms.Cysts|
|Series Name:||DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 14|
|Deposited on:||18 Jan 2011 18:17|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2011 18:17|
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