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Is immunotherapy effective at treating lung and brain lesions-melanomas?

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Dr. Ishu Bishnoi

Neurologist, Surgical

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Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: a relative has 3 lung lesions and 3 brain lesions - melanomas. is immunotherapy a possible treatment?
Answered by Dr. Ishu Bishnoi 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Immunotherapy an adjuvant therapy

Detailed Answer:


Your relative is suffering from metastatic melanoma. Along with other therapies, immunotherapy is used as adjuvant therapy.

Development of checkpoint inhibitors directed against CTLA-4 and PD-1 have demonstrated impressive clinical outcomes in the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

Studies are continuing to evaluate combination immunotherapy regimens including nivolumab and ipilimumab, IFN-α and ipilimumab, and multiple anti-PD1/PDL1-based combination studies. Studies of other immune checkpoint modulators including CD40, OX40, and CD137 among others are also ongoing.

It has been proved by various studies. If you want, you can read an article about it -The use of immunotherapy in the treatment of melanoma. XXXXXXX Achkar and; XXXXXXX A. TarhiniEmail author. Journal of Hematology & Oncology201710:88.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr Ishu Bishnoi, Neurologist, Surgical
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