Skin cancer treatment: Biggest breakthrough in 30 years

 作者:习尻杉     |      日期:2019-03-07 02:13:10
Read more: Click here to read the original, longer version of this story TWO new drugs for the deadliest form of skin cancer are being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in cancer therapy in 30 years. The first, vemurafenib, inhibits a rogue form of the BRAF gene that accompanies half of all malignant skin tumours. Paul Chapman at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York showed that the drug outperforms dacarbazine – the most commonly prescribed drug for melanoma that has spread. After six months,