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Study Reveals Potential New Treatment for Patients with Melanoma

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, in partnership with Emory University, have uncovered a potentially more beneficial treatment regimen for patients with metastatic melanoma.

The results, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, show that radiation before immunotherapy may prolong lives of patients with melanoma that has spread to the brain. 

“Melanoma brain metastases occur in more than 50% of melanoma patients,” says corresponding author Dr. Soma Sengupta, associate professor of neurology at UC, UC Health physician and co-director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Tumor Center. She ...