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Phase 2 trial of nivolumab combined with stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with metastatic or locally advanced inoperable melanoma.

08:00 EDT 2nd April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Phase 2 trial of nivolumab combined with stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with metastatic or locally advanced inoperable melanoma."

Nivolumab improves survival in metastatic melanoma patients. Unfortunately, most patients do not respond to this treatment. Preclinical data indicates that radiotherapy could work synergistically with nivolumab and improve response rates.

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Name: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
ISSN: 1879-355X
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