Yahoo - Medical Breakthroughs to Beat Skin Cancer

 – May 6, 2013  –– 

Although IL-2 only cures about 5 percent of patients with advanced melanoma, until recently doctors didn’t have much else to offer, says melanoma researcher Yvonne Saenger, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “There’s never been a study showing that chemotherapy improves survival of patients with metastatic melanoma, and in one study, 60 percent of patients’ tumors actually grew during chemo,” reports Dr. Saenger.

- Dr. Yvonne Saenger, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

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