It started off with one piece of news I honestly didn’t think I would ever see. New drug ‘hits melanoma’s Achilles heel’ read the headline. A drug for tumors rather than chemotherapy? Surely not. But it’s true. It is in the third stage of clinical testing stages at the moment, but it is doing extremely well, shrinking 70% of tumors which appear in over half of all melanoma cases. Some are saying it could be on shelves in a couple of years.
This is very exciting news for Australians in particular as we are a very outdoors and beach centred culture, so melanoma rates are higher here than in most other parts of the world. This drug once released (pray tell it does) will do wonders for this country. Continue reading