Erin Youngerberg noticed a small mole, the size of a pencil eraser, on her back. She was told not to worry. But it was stage IV melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Doctors went on to find tumors all over her body. This is her story.
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*NOTE*TUMOR DOCUMENTED FROM ONLY A 5 WEEKS TIME PERIOD-DID NOT LET GROW, WAS NOT A LONG TIME AS THIS HAPPENED FAST, WAS UNDER DR CARE ENTIRE TIME, SCC DID NOT FROM SUN EXPOSURE AND LACK OF SUN SCREEN BUT A GENETIC TRIGGER AND VIRUS.******TUMOR GREW IN ONLY 5 WEEKS TIME-EXTREMELY FAST AND AGGRESSIVE!
Merkel Cell is an aggressive kind of skin cancer that has tripled in volume over the past several years. Want to know how you can protect your skin especially during these hot summer months? Radiation Oncologist Dr. Christopher Balamucki gives advice on how to keep your skin healthy, how to prevent skin cancer and what to look for if you're concerned.
Dr Kaufman speaks with ecancertv at ASCO 2016 to discuss the results of phase II JAVELIN Merkel 200 trial, in which patients with metastatic Merkl cell carcinoma received avelumab, a PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor.
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin cancer associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus, with limited therapeutic options after 1st-line chemotherapy.
Dr Kaufman describes the results of the JAVELIN trial in which, of a cohort of 88, six patients (9.8%) achieved complete responses, 12 (19.7%) had partial responses, and 7 (11.5%) had stable disease (83.3% responses were ongoing).
He also details the ongoing progression free survival data, and offers that additional clinical evaluation of avelumab for is warranted.
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