Immunotherapy Benefit Since Approval

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are immunotherapy drugs introduced in 2015 as first-line melanoma treatment.

A large retrospective study was conducted to examine changes in usage rate and clinical benefit of this treatment since 2015 among stage 4 melanoma patients.

Results showed that the usage rate increased gradually and reached 62.5% in 2019.

In addition, first-line ICI was linked to considerable overall survival improvements, including for patients with brain metastases.

For more info:
Use of First-Line Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Association With Overall Survival Among Patients With Metastatic Melanoma in the Anti-PD-1 Era

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