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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

FDA Approves Adjuvant Yervoy in Melanoma

Nov. 13, 2015 — Based on the results of EORTC trial 18071, the FDA expanded the approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) in melanoma to include adjuvant treatment of patients with stage 3 melanoma at high risk of recurrence ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — It is recommended that melanoma patients perform a thorough skin self-exam on a regular basis to look for potential disease recurrence or new melanomas. Research, however, shows that fewer than 15 ... read more

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

Drug Combination Improves Progression-Free Survival in Melanoma Patients

Sep. 27, 2015 — Patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer survive for longer without their disease progressing if they have been treated with a combination of two drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, than with either ... read more

Arteries Better Than Veins for Liquid Biopsy

Sep. 24, 2015 — Arteries contain higher numbers of circulating tumor cells than veins in uveal melanoma patients, raising a concern for standard technique for detection of tumor cells in the blood, research shows, ... 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

Researchers Identify Protein to Help Predict Who Will Respond to PD-1 Immunotherapy for Melanoma

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers have identified a protein marker whose frequency may predict patient response to PD-1 blockade immunotherapy for ... read more

Discovery Offers Hope for Leukemia Relapse Post Treatment

Sep. 10, 2015 — Targeting exhausted immune cells may change the prognosis for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after a stem cell transplant, according to ... read more

Rare Melanoma Carries Unprecedented Burden of Mutations

Sep. 7, 2015 — A rare, deadly form of skin cancer known as desmoplasmic melanoma (DM) may possess the highest burden of gene mutations of any cancer, suggesting that immunotherapy may be a promising approach for ... read more

Aspirin Could Hold Key to Supercharged Cancer Immunotherapy

Sep. 3, 2015 — Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment, according to new research. Aspirin is part of a group of molecules called ... read more

New Genetic Mutation Identified in Melanoma Cancer Cells

Sep. 2, 2015 — There is strong evidence that the protein complex APC/C may function as a tumor suppressor in multiple cancers including lymphoma, colorectal and breast cancer, and now melanoma. A new study has ... read more

Blood Vessel Cells Help Tumors Evade the Immune System

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study is the first to suggest that cells in the tumor blood vessels contribute to a local environment that protects the cancer cells from tumor-killing immune cells. The results can contribute ... read more

The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Aug. 20, 2015 — According to new research, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet ... 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

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