FDA approves melanoma drug

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 19:30 in Health & Medicine

Yervoy is the first treatment shown to extend the lives of late-stage patients. There are indications it may even cure some.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday bolstered the skimpy pharmaceutical arsenal against late-stage melanoma by approving Yervoy, the first drug shown to extend the lives of patients with the deadly skin cancer.

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