Immunotherapy Does Not Prolong Life When Skin Cancer Spreads

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:00 PM EST

... The addition of immunotherapy to chemotherapy for malignant skin cancer that has spread does not improve survival rates, researchers have found, and patients have more serious side effects, such as anemia, when the two treatments are combined. Malignant melanoma develops when cancer grows in the cells responsible for skin color, and is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer. [click link for full article] ...