Edinboro man cancer free after taking part in new clinical trial

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One Edinboro man is cancer free after doctors told him a new clinical trial would be his best chance of survival.

Two years ago, 68-year-old Dennis Skelton found out he had stage four melanoma cancer. Immediately after, he started a two year clinical trial at UPMC Hillman in Pittsburgh.

In just over a year, the Edinboro father has no sign of the cancer. He says his last treatment will be in May.

“Since I’ve been cancer free, they’re doing some studies on why it worked so well on me. We’re going through my diet, and blood tests, and stuff like that, so they can learn more about why it reacted (to me) and how it reacts on different people,” said Dennis Skelton, cancer survivor.

Coming up on Jet 24 Action News at 6 p.m., tune in to hear Dennis’ doctor talk about the clinical trial.

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