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Ipilimumab among treatment advances for metastatic melanoma

Many different systemic therapies have been tested for melanoma over the past 50 years, with generally disappointing results. The phase 3 study of ipilimumab was the first to show a survival benefit for any medical therapy in melanoma. – By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical director, Providence Biotherapy Program, Providence Melanoma Program

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Bringing out the big guns to kill cancer

Technology opens new doors for combining radiation and immunotherapy.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Prostate cancer research gets a boost

Prostate cancer, once it spreads to lymph nodes and bones, generally is not curable. But basic and clinical researchers at Providence are working on this challenge.

Ask an expert: Can I develop skin cancer even if my skin doesn’t burn?

I get a lot of questions about burning, tanning, skin color and skin cancer, and no matter which way you look at this question, the answer remains the same: Yes, you can still get skin cancer.

Ask an expert: What are the top risk factors for skin cancer?

Q: “I love being out in the sun, but I have light skin that tends to burn and freckle. Should I be worried about skin cancer? What are the main risk factors? How can I reduce my risks?”

Two new reasons to get serious about sunscreen

By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical oncologist, director of the Providence Biotherapy Program at Providence Cancer Center and director of genitourinary...

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Advances in prostate cancer immunotherapy at Providence

As knowledge about the immune system explodes, so does the potential of innovative treatments. – By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical director, Providence Genitourinary Oncology Research

Groundbreaking immunotherapy: More tailored, less toxic treatments

Inside your body, standing at attention in your blood, tissues, and organs, there are millions of tiny troopers mobilized against invaders.

Recommended Resource

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute. 

American Cancer Society: Cancer staging

American Cancer Society’s description and explanation of staging cancer. Staging is the process of finding out how much cancer there is in the body and where it is located. It is how the doctor learns the stage of a person's cancer. Doctors use this information to plan treatment and to help find out a person's outlook (prognosis). 

Cancer.net (AKA: People Living with Cancer)

Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

CancerCare.org

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute home page with links to all cancer topics, clinical trial information, statistics, research and treatment information.

National Cancer Institute: Biological Therapies for Cancer - Questions and Answers

Biological therapies use the body's immune system to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments.