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Immunotherapy in malignant melanoma: recent approaches and new perspectives


Immunotherapy has radically transformed the management of metastatic malignant melanoma. Ipilimumab, a CTLA-4-targeted monoclonal antibody, was the first immunotherapeutic drug to reach a survival benefit compared with traditional chemotherapy. PD-1 targeted therapies, pembrolizumab and nivolumab, have demonstrated, in recent clinical trials, to be even more effective and safer. 

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