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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

Preeminent Experts Provide Roadmap for Future Melanoma Research

Apr. 18, 2016 — Melanoma experts have had an in-depth discussion on the current understanding of, and future recommendations for, melanoma ... read more

Longest Follow-Up of Survival After Treatment With Nivolumab

Apr. 18, 2016 — A team of researchers reported today the results of the longest follow-up survival study conducted to date on patients with advanced melanoma who were treated with the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab. 34 ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — New research has demonstrated that dozens of these targeted therapies suppressed the activity of T cells that could actually help fight tumors. While studying the FDA-approved targeted therapy ... read more

Neutralizing Tumor Acidic Environment Improves Immune-Targeting Therapies

Mar. 17, 2016 — Cancer cells have the ability to grow in an acidic tumor environment that is detrimental to other cells, including immune cells. In a new article, researchers have reported that neutralizing the ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Smartphone microscopy could enhance the detection of skin cancer in developing countries, new research suggests. When it comes to the diagnosis of cancer, smartphone microscopes are reasonably ... read more

HIV Drug Could Stop Skin Cancer Becoming Drug-Resistant

Mar. 14, 2016 — An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment, report ... read more

Virility Drug May Boost Skin Cancer Growth

Mar. 10, 2016 — A signaling pathway in melanoma cells is affected by erectile dysfunction drug Sildenafil, biochemists have discovered. Sildenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction and is the active ingredient ... read more

Blood Test May Give Early Warning of Skin Cancer Relapse

Mar. 7, 2016 — A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing, according to a study. Researchers found that they could see whether a patient was ... read more

Specialized Tests Useful for Melanoma Diagnosis, Treatment

Mar. 4, 2016 — In certain cases, genetic and molecular testing can yield valuable information that helps dermatologists provide individualized care for their melanoma ... read more

Study of Patients With Melanoma Finds Most Have Few Moles

Mar. 2, 2016 — Most patients with melanoma had few moles and no atypical moles, and in patients younger than 60, thick melanomas were more commonly found in those with fewer moles but more atypical moles, according ... read more

New Biomarker Identifies Uveal Melanoma Patients at High Risk for Metastasis

Mar. 1, 2016 — A biomarker that puts patients at a higher risk for metastasis of uveal melanoma has been identified by researchers. Among uveal melanomas categorized as class 1, those with high levels of the ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — A gene in melanoma that can dramatically affect the growth of the disease has been identified by a team of researchers. The findings provide new insight into how melanoma grows and identifies a new ... read more

Understanding the Role of Human Polyomaviruses in Cancer

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new method to screen tumor samples for the presence of any human polyomavirus has been created by a team of researchers. Their study found no evidence for the involvement of human polyomaviruses in ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Cancer cells don't live on glass slides, yet the vast majority of images related to cancer biology come from the cells being photographed on flat, two-dimensional surfaces. A new high-resolution ... read more

Interferon Not Beneficial for Most Stage III Melanoma

Feb. 15, 2016 — Most stage III melanoma patients do not benefit from treatment with interferon, show final results for the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial. Interferon was approved by the FDA in 1995 as a therapy for melanoma ... read more

Researchers Develop Concept for New Sunscreen That Allows Body to Produce Vitamin D

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D, researchers report ... read more

Cancer's Surprise Origins, Caught in Action

Jan. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. This work could change the way scientists understand ... read more

Inherited Genetic Markers May Predict Melanoma Survival -- And Help Plot Course of Disease

Jan. 20, 2016 — How long will a patient survive following the removal of a melanoma tumor? A more definitive answer to that question could come from new studies. Researchers there have discovered an inherited ... read more

Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma Is Associated With Higher Death Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise in women of child-bearing age. Those at the greatest risk, according to new research, are women younger than 50 who are pregnant or have ... read more

Blood Test That Monitors Dead Cancer Cell DNA Better at Tracking Spread of Melanoma

Jan. 11, 2016 — A blood test that monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells does a better job than the current standard test at tracking the severity and potential spread of metastatic melanoma, ... read more

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