Montefiore Medical Center using new drug to fight skin cancer

Doctors at Montefiore Medical Center are using a new drug to help patients battle the deadliest form of skin cancer. The director of the Montefiore

THE BRONX - Doctors at Montefiore Medical Center are using a new drug to help patients battle the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Steven Libutti, says that for the first time, people diagnosed with inoperable melanoma have treatment options. The hospital participated in clinical trials for the drug Ipilimumab and is now using it in combination with chemotherapy.

Doctors say another drug not yet approved by the FDA is also promising. They say more research will show whether combing the two new treatments could prove even more effective for melanoma patients.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Dec. 6
2 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery 3 Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery store
A thief swiped a cash register from a 4 Sources: Thief stole cash register, then cab as getaway car
Two men robbed deli workers at gunpoint in 5 2 caught on video robbing Bronx deli

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE