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New Technique Predicts Which Melanoma Patients Are at Risk for Cancer Recurrence and Spread

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For most patients, melanoma begins with a small, pigmented spot on their skin that they notice starts to…
Skin Cancer Mystery Revealed in Yin and Yang Protein

December 18, 2019

It starts off small, just a skin blemish. The most common moles stay just that way — harmless…
Blood test for deadly eye melanoma

November 27, 2019

A simple blood test could soon become the latest monitoring tool for the early detection of melanoma in…
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New blood test can help catching deadly eye melanoma early

November 22, 2019

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer. It is not easy to notice, because people are not…
Study: Melanoma rates drop sharply in teens, young adults

November 14, 2019

Cases of melanoma among U.S. adolescents and young adults declined markedly from 2006 to 2015 – even as the…
Clues to improve cancer immunotherapy revealed

October 28, 2019

Cancer immunotherapy drugs trigger the body’s immune system to attack tumors and have revolutionized the treatment of certain…
Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells

October 16, 2019

Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them…
Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

September 10, 2019

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with…
Blocking Inflammatory Pathway Key to Preventing Brain Metastasis from Melanoma

August 22, 2019

Brain metastases are among the deadliest tumor metastases, with a median survival period of less than one year,…
Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

August 20, 2019

A study from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD,…
Numbers count in the genetics of moles and melanomas

August 16, 2019

University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma.…
Scientists Develop Novel Nano-Vaccine for Melanoma

August 7, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their…
Study: Fat Cells Play Key Role in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

July 24, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler…
Smaller operational margins just as safe in high-risk melanoma

July 5, 2019

The standard treatment for aggressive skin cancer is to surgically remove the tumour. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in…
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

June 20, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the…
Cancer vaccine on its way? Scientists confirm nan­o­vac­cines are safe, well tol­er­ated and effective

June 19, 2019

Immunotherapy is going to be the next big thing in cancer treatment. Someday cancer will be stopped at…
New formula better predicts speed of tumor growth in 12 cancers

April 9, 2019

University at Buffalo researchers have developed a new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates, a crucial…
Scientists created a compact laser probe, which could help identifying melanoma early

March 7, 2019

Melanoma is the deadliest forms of skin cancer, but people can significantly improve their chances of survival by…
A Single Dose of a PD-1 Inhibitor Before Surgery Predicts Outcomes in Melanoma Patients

February 28, 2019

A single dose of a PD-1 inhibitor before surgery for melanoma can put patients in remission. Researchers from…
States with fewer melanoma diagnoses have higher death rates

January 24, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. While the number of cases diagnosed is on…
Hindering melanoma metastasis with an FDA-approved drug

January 16, 2019

For cancer to spread, it needs a hospitable environment in distant organs. This fertile “soil” can provide a…
Scientists are looking for a way to cut off melanoma’s escape routes

January 4, 2019

Melanoma is an extremely dangerous cancer, which spreads quickly and is relatively hard to treat. One of the…
Cutting off melanoma’s escape routes

January 4, 2019

Stopping melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body might be as simple as cutting off the…
Molecule predicts patient’s ability to survive melanoma

December 21, 2018

Doctors may be able to assess the survival rates of melanoma patients following the discovery of a molecule…
New drug combination could be more effective against melanoma

December 4, 2018

A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma.…
Cutting the legs off cancer

November 23, 2018

Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair…
Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma

October 10, 2018

Congenital mutations of the CDKN2A gene are the strongest known risk factors for inherited skin cancer. Individuals with…
Transplant-linked cancer deaths pose questions about safety

September 27, 2018

Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures. “4…
Scientists have Developed a Melanoma Vaccine Shown to be 100% Effective in a Mouse Model

September 11, 2018

Immunotherapy, hailed as one of the most promising methods for tackling cancerous tumours, has recently taken a decisive…
Scientists identify weak point in deadly eye melanoma

September 7, 2018

A natural plant compound exploits a newly identified Achilles’ heel in a cancer of the eye, uveal melanoma.…
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