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Ipilimumab was safe and effective in two patients with metastatic melanoma and end-stage renal disease

Authors Cavalcante L, Amin A, Lutzky J

Received 28 August 2014

Accepted for publication 22 October 2014

Published 19 January 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 47—50


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Kenan Onel

Ludimila Cavalcante,1 Asim Amin,2 Jose Lutzky1

1Department of Hematology and Oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, USA; 2Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC, USA

Abstract: This is a unique report of two cases of patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, receiving ipilimumab for treatment of metastatic melanoma, as there is a paucity of safety and efficacy data in this patient subgroup.

Keywords: report of cases, hemodialysis, advanced melanoma

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