ABC12: New drug kills metastatic melanoma
UC research looks at new drug that could improve treatments for metastatic melanoma
Doctors can often detect and treat early-stage melanoma, but when it advances, it is much tougher to fight and is fatal nearly half the time. Now a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati is developing a combination therapy that can improve existing melanoma treatments.
Years of sun exposure or other UV light is a risk factor for melanoma, which can be deadly if not caught early.
“Melanoma, eventually, tends to go to the brain,” described Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD, a neuro-oncologist at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.
“When it goes to the brain, it’s extremely challenging to treat,” explained Daniel Pomeranz Krummel, PhD, a researcher at the University of Cincinnati.
Featured photo of Pomeranz Krummel and Sengupta in their lab by Joe Fuqua/UC Creative + Brand.
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