What’s New in Melanoma Treatment in 2021?

    Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    I last wrote about melanoma treatment more than 2 years ago, a fairly long time in the evolution of treatments for this type of cancer. Just as a refresher, the current mainstays of drugs to treat melanoma fall into two categories: Now, I highlight new developments in melanoma treatment, including overcoming resistance to ICI. Neoadjuvant (before surgery) treatments for resectable melanoma Some stage III… Read more »


    Using Real World Evidence to Show Initial Results of a Drug Combination in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

    Lola Rahib, PhD

    In collaboration with xCures and the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Cancer Commons presented initial findings from our real-world data registry on a novel treatment combination for pancreatic cancer patients at a conference in San Diego, CA, today. The “Special Conference on Advancing Precision Advancing Precision Medicine Drug Development: Incorporation of Real-World Data and Other Novel Strategies” is hosted by the… Read more »


    Cancer Commons and xCures Invite Participation from Patients Who Try New Combo Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

    Treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer has seen progress in recent years, but outcomes remain poor and treatment advances that can prolong patients’ lives, even for a few months, are eagerly awaited. Two papers published today in the scientific journal Nature Medicine report that a new combination of two drugs that are FDA-approved for other conditions may significantly delay progression of pancreatic cancer in cells… Read more »