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Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Posted 4 Nov 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 – Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds. Patients given the two drugs had a median survival of 17.5 months, compared to 12.7 months for those on Yervoy (ipilimumab) alone. At one year, overall survival was nearly 69 percent for those on the ...

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