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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Training for Patients With Melanoma and Their Partners on Skin Examinations

Sep. 30, 2015 — Training on skin self-examination to aid early detection could be extra beneficial for patients with melanoma and their partners who report having low relationship quality because it gives them ... read more

Research Team Pinpoints Immune Changes in Blood of Melanoma Patients on PD-1 Drugs That Put Potential Biomarker Within Reach

Sep. 16, 2015 — A simple blood test can detect early markers of "reinvigorated" T cells and track immune responses in metastatic melanoma patients after initial treatment with the anti-PD-1 drug ... read more

Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

Aug. 20, 2015 — According to new research, those with fewer moles may be diagnosed with more aggressive melanoma than those with many ... read more

New Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Test Put to the Test

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy. Their report shows that a special technique using a laser to detect the subtle ... read more

Transplant Recipients More Likely to Develop Aggressive Melanoma

Aug. 13, 2015 — Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, suggests new ... read more

New Combination Treatment Effective Against Melanoma Skin Metastases

Aug. 11, 2015 — In findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research ... read more

Scientists Identify Key Genetic Factor That Keeps Moles from Turning Into Melanoma

Aug. 5, 2015 — Moles are benign tumors found on the skin of almost every adult. Scientists have known for years that a mutation in the BRAF gene makes them start growing, but until now haven't understood why ... read more

Cancer Markers May Be Present Early During Human Development

Aug. 5, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered a link between the genomes of cells originating in the neural crest and development of tumors -- a discovery that could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat ... read more

Veterans Returning from Middle East Face Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Aug. 3, 2015 — Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, ... read more

Further Evidence of Genetic Key to Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

Aug. 3, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered further evidence that the protective buffers at the ends of chromosomes -- known as telomeres -- are fundamental to the understanding of the deadliest form of skin cancer, ... read more

Trigger of Deadly Melanoma Discovered

Aug. 3, 2015 — The trigger that causes melanoma cancer cells to turn lethal has been uncovered by scientists. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and melanoma, which accounts for 2% of skin cancer cases, ... read more

'Major Player' in Skin Cancer Genes Identified

July 27, 2015 — A subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases has been defined by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their findings shed light on an ... read more

Sunburn Tattoos Both Trendy and Dangerous

July 15, 2015 — They may look neat, but the dangers of sunburn tattoos far outweigh the coolness ... read more

Activated T Cell Therapy for Advanced Melanoma Developed

July 7, 2015 — T cells from patients with melanoma can trigger a protective immune response against the disease, according to a new study. These new findings demonstrate that T cells derived from lymph nodes of ... read more

Melanoma Mutation Rewires Cell Metabolism

July 2, 2015 — A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme. The finding points to possible strategies for countering resistance to ... read more

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have known for some time that inflammation is one of the ten hallmarks of cancer. Cancer has also been described as a "wound that does not heal." Now researchers have studied the ... read more

Citrus Fruit Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

July 1, 2015 — A new analysis of dietary patterns among more than 100,000 Americans suggests that frequent consumption of citrus -- namely whole grapefruit and orange juice -- may be associated with an increased ... read more

Action Spectrum of Sun Skin Damage Documented

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage that can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the ... read more

Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

June 23, 2015 — Summer inspires many people to think about their vacation plans, however, it makes one medical oncologist think about melanoma. He hopes to be able to offer a new treatment for melanoma patients in ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Researchers Conclude

June 23, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of more than 20,000 medical records concludes that erectile dysfunction drugs are not a cause of melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, despite the higher risk for the ... read more

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