A Review of Novel Therapies for Melanoma

@article{Karimkhani2014ARO,
  title={A Review of Novel Therapies for Melanoma},
  author={C Karimkhani and R{\'e}n{\'e} Gonzalez and Robert Paul Dellavalle},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={323-337}
}
This review summarizes results from major recent trials regarding novel therapeutic agents in melanoma. The topics discussed include targeted therapy with BRAF (V-RAF murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B) inhibitors (vemurafenib and dabrafenib), MEK (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase) inhibitors (trametinib), bcr-abl/c-kit/PDGF-R inhibitors (imatinib), and angiogenesis inhibitors (bevacizumab and aflibercept), as well as immunotherapy with anti-CTLA-4 (anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte… 
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