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BY Devon Carter

Immunotherapy harnesses the natural power of the immune system and enhances its response to cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the most commonly used type of immunotherapy. There are several types, and they all work by interfering with mechanisms on a cancer cell or on a type of immune cell called T cells.

Recently, a new type of immune checkpoint inhibitor called a LAG-3 inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

Illustration of a tumor cell and a T cell and depictions of relatimab and nivolumab breaking the bond.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike...

BY Meagan Raeke

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy is an immunotherapy that’s started before surgery. It is almost always followed with additional doses of adjuvant...

BY Meagan Raeke

A cancer diagnosis is never good news, but Paul McKinney knows that his stage III melanoma diagnosis at least came at a “good” time in terms of progress in treating the disease.

Thanks to a clinical trial led by Rodabe Amaria, M.D., Paul received a new immunotherapy combination that completely cleared his cancer after two doses and has allowed him to enjoy retirement cancer-free. Recently, Amaria’s team reported that the immunotherapy...

Paul McKinney and his wife, Mary standing in front of a boat on the water.

BY Arthur Hamberger, M.D.

As a retired physician, I have several advantages over the average layperson. First, I can understand the medical jargon used by other doctors...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can mimic benign conditions, including blood blisters and acne. It’s also one of the more invasive...

BY Heather Alexander

Choosing skin care products can be overwhelming. There are so many ingredients and so many claims of benefits.

But there is one ingredient...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most melanomas tend to appear as irregular black or dark brown splotches on the skin. But amelanotic melanoma is an outlier: it doesn’t share...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many skin cancers — including cutaneous melanoma — are associated with UV exposure. Yet acral lentiginous melanoma develops only on areas...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Christine Routledge was three months pregnant with her second child when routine bloodwork revealed something in her blood levels was off....