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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Advances Made With Pembrolizumab in Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 13, 2015 — The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is generally well tolerated in those with small cell lung cancer, one of the most difficult to treat forms of lung cancer when it is in advanced stages, ... read more

Patients With Gastrointestinal Tumors at Higher Risk of Other Cancers

May 1, 2015 — The first population-based study that characterizes the association and temporal relationship between gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers has been conducted by researchers. The ... read more

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

Apr. 23, 2015 — A team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly ... 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

New Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs Is Safe, Shrinks Tumors in Metastatic Melanoma Patients

Apr. 19, 2015 — Researchers have extended the reach of the immune system in the fight against metastatic melanoma, this time by combining the checkpoint inhibitor tremelimumab with an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody ... read more

Immunotherapy Combination Promising for Untreated Patients With Advanced Melanoma

Apr. 20, 2015 — The combination of two immunotherapies for first-line treatment of advanced melanoma induces better responses and far longer progression-free survival than giving one of those drugs alone, new ... read more

Cell Type Responsible for Scarring, Skin-Cancer Growth Identified by Scientists

Apr. 16, 2015 — A skin cell responsible for scarring, and a molecule that inhibits the cell's activity, have been identified by researchers. The researchers also found that the cell may play a role in the ... read more

Evidence Grows That Melanoma Drugs Benefit Some Lung Cancer Patients

Apr. 17, 2015 — A subset of lung cancer patients can derive important clinical benefits from drugs that are more commonly used to treat melanoma, the authors of a new academic clinical trial in Europe have ... 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

Protein Finding Can Pave Way for Improved Treatment of Malignant Melanoma

Apr. 15, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have linked a new protein with malignant melanomas. The protein is detected in aggressive malignant melanoma cells and might be used to predict whether and how the ... read more

Nanoparticles at Specific Temperature Stimulate Antitumor Response

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have identified the precise temperature that results in a distinct body-wide antitumor immune response that resists metastatic ... read more

Melanoma's 'Safe Haven' Targeted for Shut-Down

Apr. 13, 2015 — Melanoma cells become drug resistant by using surrounding healthy cells to provide a ‘safe haven’ from treatment, according to new research. So even if some cancer cells are destroyed, the ... 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

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

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

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