Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute
Breakthrough Research Offers New Hope For Melanoma Patients
The statistics are staggering: cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have increased by more than 6 times in the last 40 years. It is the fastest rising incident cancer in last 30 years, and the growth rate is largest among young women and middle-aged men. And because melanoma spreads to other parts of the body so quickly, it is responsible for 80% of the deaths from skin cancer, even though it represents only 4% of the skin cancers diagnosed.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma, you should be aware that the cancer doctors at Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute, located at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, are providing patients with the very latest and most effective skin cancer treatments possible, including clinical trials for several new drugs that are proving extremely effective in treating this difficult disease.
Immune-stimulating Drugs Help Your Body Fight The Cancer - Immunotherapy
At the Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute, our cancer doctors are at the forefront of medical research and innovation, offering patients opportunities to participate in clinical drug trials for innovative drug treatments. One of the innovative treatments we are exploring is Immunotherapy.
For example, Los Angeles cancer doctor O’Day is a primary researcher for the drug Ipilimumab, which encourages growth and replication of the body's immune-system cells. These cells attack the growing cancer tumors and keep the cancer from spreading, resulting in greater survival rates for 1 in 5 patients.
Watch this video to learn more about innovative treatments for melanoma available at the Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute.
Dr. O’Day discusses immunotherapy treatment for melanoma in this interview with NBC news.
Other new drugs now being tested attack the tumor directly, and the early results have doctors hopeful that they will be more successful than their predecessors and have fewer side effects.
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"Since my first visit, I felt very comfortable. Dr. O'Day gave me the peace that I need looking forward: my options, and my treatments. His empathy touched us. During my treatment, he constantly checks me, and controls my side effects.
"The Beverly Hills Cancer Center is an excellent place with a positive energy. The personnel treat the patients with a good attitude, respect and kindness. They want to be sure that everyone is receiving good care, positive thoughts and laughs, in this difficult time of our life."