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Drug could block the spread of melanoma

Cancer is at its most curable when it’s caught before it spreads. That’s especially true in the case of melanoma, where survival rates can...

New biomarker may help guide treatment of skin cancer

A functional biomarker that can predict whether BRAF-mutant melanomas respond to drugs targeting BRAF could help guide the treatment of patients with these cancers,...

Severity of sleep apnea predicts aggressiveness of melanoma

The severity of sleep apnea (apnoea) can independently predict the aggressiveness of malignant skin melanoma, according to a new study. The research, presented today (9...

Skin cancer death rates 70% higher in men

Death rates from malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – are 70% higher in men than women, despite similar numbers...

Skin cancer treatment may get a big boost

A new study of genetically modified immune cells by scientists from UCLA and the California Institute of Technology could help improve a promising treatment...

Dramatic rise in skin cancer in young adults

Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among...

Scientists engineer blood stem cells to fight melanoma

Researchers from UCLA's cancer and stem cell centers have demonstrated for the first time that blood stem cells can be engineered to create cancer-killing...

Gene therapy for metastatic melanoma in mice produces complete remission

INDIANAPOLIS -- A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2...

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