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Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for… Read More »

AbbVie halts late-stage trial for lung cancer drug Rova-T

(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday it had halted enrollment for a late stage trial of Rova-T as a second-line therapy for advanced small-cell lung cancer, following recommendations made by an independent data monitoring committee. The committee’s recommendations were based on shorter overall survival in the Rova-T arm, compared with the topotecan control arm,… Read More »

Alkermes schizophrenia treatment meets main goals in late-stage study

(Reuters) – Alkermes Plc’s treatment for schizophrenia met the main goals in a late-stage study, with patients not gaining as much weight as those treated with commonly used antipsychotic drug olanzapine, the company said on Thursday. The high incidence of weight gain due to treatment from olanzapine limits the drug’s clinical use, Alkermes said in… Read More »