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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Melanoma Mutation Likes Fat for Fuel

Jan. 12, 2017 — Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? Not cancers driven by a notorious melanoma mutation. Research in mice suggests that cancers with BRAF V600E will ... read more

Risk of Skin Cancer Doesn't Deter Most College Students Who Tan Indoors, Study Shows

Jan. 10, 2017 — White female college students in Indiana who tan indoors know they are placing themselves at risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, but most continue to tan indoors anyway, according to a ... read more

Cancers Evade Immunotherapy by 'Discarding the Evidence' of Tumor-Specific Mutations

Jan. 5, 2017 — Results of an initial study of tumors from patients with lung cancer or head and neck cancer suggest that the widespread acquired resistance to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors may ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack ... read more

State, Regional Differences in Melanoma Rates 2003 Vs 2013

Dec. 28, 2016 — A new research letter compares melanoma death and incidence by states and in four geographic regions. Melanoma death and incidence rates vary among states, partly because of demographic ... read more

Nanodiscs Deliver Personalized Cancer Therapy to Immune System

Dec. 26, 2016 — Researchers have had initial success in mice using nanodiscs to deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of colon and melanoma cancer ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Tattoos aren't just for body art. They can have medical applications, too. Doctors are using them on patients to mark an area for future treatment -- particularly for non-melanoma skin cancer ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — By combining two treatment strategies, both aimed at boosting the immune system’s killer T cells, researchers report they lengthened the lives of mice with skin cancer more than by using either ... read more

Advance in Understanding the Disparity in Prognosis Between Men and Women in Melanoma

Dec. 15, 2016 — Though it has been shown that men who get melanoma are twice as likely to die from the disease as women, the biological explanation for this is poorly understood. New research reveals that the ... read more

Partners Play Critical Role in Melanoma Exams

Dec. 14, 2016 — A new study shows the benefits of a partner frequently checking for troublesome moles based on training to do so far outweigh the embarrassment. Study participants who received skin examination ... read more

Protein That Promotes 'Cell-Suicide' Could Revolutionize Eye Cancer Treatment

Dec. 6, 2016 — New research has identified the role of a specific protein in the human body that can help prevent the survival and spread of eye cancer, by initiating cancer ... read more

Alcohol Intake Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma

Dec. 1, 2016 — Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women, according to a study. White wine carried the most significant association, and the increased risk was ... read more

Successfully Treating Genetically Determined Autoimmune Enteritis

Nov. 28, 2016 — Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation. These results raise new possibilities for the ... read more

Expression of Specific Gene Differentiates Moles from Melanoma

Nov. 21, 2016 — Decreased levels of the gene p15 represents a way to determine if a nevus, or mole, is transitioning to a melanoma, new research finds. The protein p15 functions to inhibit nevus cell ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — Therapies designed to help the body's immune system attack cancer cells are proving to be effective for some patients with advanced cases of the disease, report ... read more

Knowing Risk Factors Could Help Catch Melanomas

Nov. 9, 2016 — A new study identifies high risk melanoma patients who may benefit from tailored surveillance. The incidence of melanoma that occurs on the skin is increasing in predominantly white-skinned ... read more

Gut Microbes Linked to Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma Patients

Nov. 7, 2016 — Patients with malignant melanoma - whose disease has spread - are more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they had greater diversity in their gut bacteria, according to new ... read more

Researchers Find Immunotherapy Treatments Better for Advanced Skin Cancer

Nov. 4, 2016 — A research team evaluated 15 randomized controlled trials published between 2011 and 2015, assessing the benefits and harms of targeted or immune checkpoint inhibitors in 6,662 patients with cancer ... read more

Rich or Poor? Where You Start in Life Influences Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Oct. 13, 2016 — A recent study has found that circumstances in childhood, such as parental occupation at birth and neighborhood income, might be associated with different risks of certain cancers later in ... read more

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