Skin cancer: World-first treatment for cancer

09 Mar 2021 - Skin

A Queensland doctor has launched a world-first trial of a promising drug treatment in patients with a neglected, rare and extremely deadly skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma. Princess Alexandra Hospital cancer specialist and researcher Wen Xu is testing whether the immunotherapy drug Avelumab can cure Merkel cell carcinoma when given to patients with early-stage disease – before it has spread beyond the skin and lymph nodes.

Courier Mail; 09/03/2021; Page 17