Melanoma

Tanning Industry Uses Promos, Cheap Prices To Lure Adolescents And Young Adults, Study Finds

Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from starting. But another cancer risk, indoor tanning, which has been shown to cause melanoma, lags in regulation.
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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American Academy Of Dermatology Awards 29 Shade Structure Grants To Protect America's Youth

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. To help...
Related topics: Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Stephen Piscotty Undergoes Surgery To Remove Melanoma From Ear

The Athletics announced startling news Friday on right fielder Stephen Piscotty, who underwent surgery to remove a melanoma from his right ear (full statement via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle). Fortunately, the surgery was...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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New Jersey Hospital Helps Pioneer Unique Personalized Immunotherapy For Metastatic Melanoma

Atlantic Melanoma Center is among the nation's leading cancer programs participating in the clinical trials of a new type of personalized immunotherapy known as TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) therapy, in which the patient's own immune system...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Get Checked For Melanoma

I’ve written in the past about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer and for prostate cancer. There’s another form of cancer that entails screening without any sort of inserting. I grew up years before parents began coating...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Triplet Tx In Advanced Melanoma Raises Questions

(MedPage Today) -- Benefit over sequential delivery unclear
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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No Needle Prick: Laser-based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells In Blood

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Monitoring a melanoma patient's progress is challenging. But a laser-based test might allow doctors to quickly screen the patient's blood to spot tumor cells roaming the body, a preliminary study suggests. Those cells,...
Related topics: Blood Test, Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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Uams-developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma In Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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A Molecular Glue To Overcome Cancer Drug Resistance?

Researchers have discovered a small molecule drug that can stop cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. The new compound, which was tested in an animal model of melanoma, could serve as a powerful adjuvant to make current...
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Low-dose Ipilimumab Viable In High-risk Melanoma?

(MedPage Today) -- Bests interferon in adjuvant setting, more tolerable than 10 mg/kg dose
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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Atlantic Health System Physicians Co-author Studies To Be Presented At American Society Of Clinical...

Studies to be presented at the ASCO meeting are co-authored by research oncologists Eric Whitman, MD; Missak Haigentz, MD; and Angela Alistar, MD. Their ASCO studies include: two separate studies looking at TILS therapy and Keytruda for advanced...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Skin Cancer

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Sunscreen Doesn’t Protect Dark-skinned People From Developing Melanoma

Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunscreen can block UV rays and therefore reduce the risk of sun burns, which ultimately reduces the risk of developing melanoma....
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Predicting Disease Recurrence In Melanoma

(MedPage Today) -- But time to recurrence may poorly correlate with survival
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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Lifetime Risk For Brain Mets Up In Elderly With Three Common Cancers

FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Elderly patients with lung cancer, breast cancer, or melanoma are at increased risk for brain metastases (BMs) later in life, according to a study published online May 3 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers &...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mechanism Of Resistance To Braf Inhibitors In Melanoma Identified

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Is Your Melanoma Hot Enough For Immunotherapy?

A new study shows that tumors with mutations in genes leading to over-activation of the NF-kB signaling pathway were more than three times as likely to respond to anti-PD1 immunotherapy compared with tumors in which these changes were absent.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Genetics

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Medical News Today: Gut Microbes Can Spur Immune System To Attack Cancer

An international study has identified gut bacteria that activate the immune system to slow melanoma growth in mice and highlights a key signaling pathway.
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Low-cost 'cancer Probe' Could Spot Deadly Melanoma Early

Work is being done on a tool to help in the early detection of melanoma: a simple, compact laser probe that can distinguish between harmless moles and cancerous ones -- in a matter of seconds.
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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Seawater Bacteria Provides Leads To Fight Melanoma

Malignant melanoma can be a particularly dangerous form of cancer, and more therapeutic options are needed. Now, researchers reportthat a bacteria from seawater has inspired promising leads for an entirely new way to treat the disease.
Related topics: Bacteria, Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nuclear Medicine Imaging Monitors Effectiveness Of Therapy For Melanoma Patients

Nuclear medicine imaging with PET/CT can monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma and predict outcome. In this way, a patient's therapy can be more effectively tailored to his or her personal response.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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