Health News

A New Rx Combo for Melanoma
There's a new cancer-fighting medication combo in town, and now it's approved to tackle advanced melanoma.
Melanoma Rx Approved as Part of Combo
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cotellic (cobimetinib) to be used in combination with vemurafenib to treat advanced melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body or can’t be removed by surgery, and that has a certain type of abnormal gene (BRAF V600E or V600K mutation).
Yervoy Gets a New Use
A medication previously approved to treat melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery just got the approval it needed for another melanoma-related use.
Novel Melanoma Lesion Rx Is a Go
There's a new, first-of-its kind treatment for the deadliest type of skin cancer.
This Vitamin May Lower Skin Cancer Risk
A new discovery could change the way doctors treat patients at high risk for skin cancer.
Surgery Offers Hope for Melanoma Metastasis
In the past, melanoma that metastasized (or spread) to the abdominal organs was considered incurable. Today, surgery may be a promising treatment option.
How to Save Face: Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Many skin cancers occur on the face. Removing them is vital, but it can be disfiguring. That's where Mohs micrographic surgery could step in.
FDA OKs Combo Skin Cancer Rx
A new FDA approval suggests that, sometimes, two medications may be better than one.
Why Lung Transplant Patients Should Watch Their Skin
A medication commonly prescribed to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may wind up posing some unexpected risks.
New Rx Treats Common Skin Cancer Type
A newly approved drug may fight one of the most common types of skin cancer.