Who is a candidate for biochemotherapy for melanoma?

Encouraging results have been observed in skin cancer patients who have been treated with biochemotherapy (a combination of chemotherapy drugs and immunotherapy agents).

Skin cancer patients suitable for biochemotherapy treatment:
  • Must be diagnosed with metastatic melanoma (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body)
  • Must be out of bed more than 50 percent of the day.
  • Have relatively normal function of heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.
  • Have brain metastases treated and stable.
  • Should not take/use steroids or steroid-containing compounds.

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