Combo therapy shows potential for melanoma, ovarian cancer

02/19/2008 | Yahoo!

A combination of a CTLA-4-blocking antibody and a GVAX cancer vaccine may be more effective in treating melanoma and advanced ovarian cancer than either treatment on its own, according to a U.S. study. Researchers reported that none of the patients who received the combination therapy experienced severe adverse reactions, while some found that their tumors had shrunk or stabilized.

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