BY Scott Merville

When Nancy Pinkston’s melanoma crept back, taking up residence in lymph nodes under her right arm, she and her oncologist in Dallas discussed her options.

Surgery is standard of care for her stage III melanoma. About 70% of patients who have surgery for that stage end up having a relapse.

“My oncologist knew about a clinical trial at MD Anderson that might be a good fit,” Nancy says. “She knew Dr. Hussein Tawbi and contacted...

Cancerwise blog post: Immunotherapy clinical trial supported by MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program helps stage IV melanoma patients.

BY Scott Merville

Five years ago, patients with late-stage melanoma that had spread to other organs had no good treatment options. 

A pair of treatment...

BY Scott Merville

When a massive clinical trial about lung cancer screening shows a benefit to current and former smokers, why can it take so long to become...