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How can immune checkpoint inhibitors help with treating melanoma?

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors are newer medications that have been shown to work well in treating melanomas. They target proteins in your immune system that melanoma cells turn off.” The drugs repair the proteins so your immune system is able to attack the melanoma cells.

From: What Drugs Treat Melanoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

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