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Prof. Claus Garbe

Head of the Division of Dermatooncology
Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen (Germany)

[en] Metastatic Melanoma: 5-year survival rates may soon reach 60%
Prof. Claus Garbe
At the beginning of this decade, the average survival of patients with metastatic melanoma was 7 months and the 5-year rate was 3%. Thanks to the introduction of new drugs such as Vemurafenib and Ipilimumab, the survival rate rose to 20% and now, with PD-1 and CTLA-4 antibodies and combined targeted treatments based on BRAF and MEK inhibitors, survival is 40-50% . Prof. Garbe explains why a 5-year rate of 60-70% could be achieved in the near future.

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