AACR: Novel immunotherapies show promise for patients with kidney cancer and for solid organ transplant recipients with skin cancer

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presented encouraging findings today from two clinical trials in a plenary session highlighting advances in novel immunotherapy approaches at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024.

Merkel cell carcinoma expert for interviews. Dr. Aman Chauhan leads the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program @SylvesterCancer.

If you are seeking an expert to discuss diagnosis, treatment and the latest research related to Merkel cell carcinoma, also known as neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin,  Aman Chauhan, M.D., is available. Dr. Chauhan leads the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at…

Dual Checkpoint Inhibitor Blockade Shows Promise as First-Line and Salvage Therapy for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients

Moffitt Cancer Center is one of two institutions in the U.S. investigating a new dual checkpoint inhibitor therapy with or without stereotactic body radiation therapy for patients with Merkel cell carinoma. Results from the phase 2 clinical trial were published in The Lancet, in conjunction with a presentation at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

MD Anderson Research Highlights: ASCO 2022 Special Edition

This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting focused on quality improvement, health services research, new treatments for skin cancers, and symptoms and survivorship advances. More information on ASCO content from MD Anderson can be found at MDAnderson.org/ASCO.

Immunotherapy Before Surgery Could Advance Care of an Aggressive Form of Skin Cancer

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the safety of a type of immunotherapy before surgery in patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer, researchers report that the treatment eliminated pathologic evidence of cancer in nearly half of the study participants undergoing surgery. In patients whose tumors respond, this treatment approach offers the potential to reduce the extent of surgery and may also slow or eliminate tumor relapses that often occur after surgery.