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Apr. 24, 2015 — Investigators have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong ... read more

Adjuvant Ipilimumab Effects Survival After High Risk Lymph Node and Melanoma Resection

Apr. 20, 2015 — Adjuvant Ipilimumab significantly improves recurrence-free survival in patients with completely resected stage III melanoma at high risk of disease recurrence, research indicates, but that this ... read more

Suntanned in Paradise? Researcher Explores Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Researchers have zeroed in on what makes cancer cells in melanoma so aggressive. They also succeeded in taming the effect in cell cultures. Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is notoriously quick to ... read more

Downward Trend for New Cases of Pediatric Melanoma

Apr. 9, 2015 — Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence in adults over the past 40 years. Although pediatric melanoma is rare (5-6 children per million), most studies ... read more

Delay of Surgery for Melanoma Common Among Medicare Patients

Apr. 8, 2015 — In a study that included more than 32,000 cases of melanoma among Medicare patients, approximately one in five experienced a delay of surgery that was longer than 1.5 months, and about 8 percent of ... read more

Researchers List Reasons Why the U. S. Surgeon General Should Announce That UV Tanning Causes Skin Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A July, 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak points out that indoor tanning is "strongly associated with increased skin cancer risk," but ... read more

Tiny Hair Follicle Holds Big Clues About the Life and Death of Stem Cells

Apr. 7, 2015 — Inside the microscopic world of the mouse hair follicle, researchers have discovered big clues about how stem cells regenerate and die. These findings could lead to a better understanding of how the ... read more

Mechanism That Drives Melanoma to Metastasize Identified

Apr. 6, 2015 — In a unique partnership demonstrating excellence in "team science," investigators identified a role for the molecule CXCR3 (widely known to regulate the migration of immune cells) as a key ... read more

Malignant Melanoma: Pensioners Seven Times More Likely to Get Deadly Skin Cancer Than 40 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2015 — Pensioners are seven times more likely to get malignant melanoma than 40 years ago, a study confirms. While age is one of the biggest risk factors for melanoma the huge increase in pensioners being ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Personalized melanoma vaccines can be used to marshal a powerful immune response against unique mutations in patients' tumors, according to early data in a first-in-people clinical ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — There are nearly 10,000 melanoma deaths in the U.S. each year, and while treatment advances have been made, a majority of melanoma patients will die from their disease. Building on these advances, ... read more

Benefits of Immunotherapy, Cancer-Targeted Treatment in Triple Combo Drug for Melanoma

Mar. 18, 2015 — A groundbreaking new triple combination therapy shows promising signs of more effectively controlling advanced melanoma than previous BRAF + MEK inhibitor or BRAF inhibitor + immunotherapy combos ... read more

Macrophages May Play Critical Role in Melanoma Resistance to BRAF Inhibitors

Mar. 17, 2015 — Researchers have discovered one way in which melanoma becomes resistant to a particular form of targeted therapy, and understanding this phenomenon may lead to a new melanoma target or prompt new ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Scientists are eager to make use of stem cells' extraordinary power to transform into nearly any kind of cell, but that ability also is cause for concern in cancer treatment. A new study shows ... read more

Radiation Plus Immunotherapy Combo Revs Up Immune System to Better Attack Metastatic Melanoma, Study Suggests

Mar. 9, 2015 — Treating metastatic melanoma with a triple threat—including radiation therapy and two immunotherapies that target the CTLA4 and PD-1 pathways—could elicit an optimal response in more patients, ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Melanoma in some adolescent and adult patients involves many of the same genetic alterations and would likely respond to the same therapy, researchers have found. "Until now the genetic basis of ... read more

Men Who Have Had Testicular Cancer Are More Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer, Although Overall Risk of Developing Aggressive Disease Is Low

Feb. 24, 2015 — A case-control study of close to 180,000 men suggests that the incidence of prostate cancer is higher among men with a history of testicular cancer (12.6 percent) than among those without a history ... read more

Skin Cancer Patients Resistant to Leading Therapy Studied

Feb. 24, 2015 — Powerful drugs known as BRAF-inhibitors have been crucial for melanoma patients, saving lives through their ability to turn off the BRAF protein’s power to spur cancer cell growth. Yet they often ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Many therapeutic cancer vaccines that are currently being developed are designed to direct the immune system against altered cancer-cell proteins. However, these vaccines can only be effective if the ... read more

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