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New Combo Drug Treatments for Melanoma Presented at ESMOVemurafenib + cobimetinib achieves significant progression-free survival and response rates in melanoma. Phase III trial data shows better outcomes with combination therapy than vemurafenib alone.
For more info visit: European Society for Medical Oncology
New advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma treatment
Good news for some patients with histologically confirmed metastatic basal cell carcinoma or with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma inappropriate for surgery or radiotherapy – several provinces have recently approved funding for vismodegib, a new treatment that may drastically improve outcomes. Talk to your doctor to find out more.
For more information per province, please follow the link:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario (p. 130)
Quebec: patients can access via the patient d'exception mechanism
Manitoba: no web posting as yet