Melanoma

Merck's (mrk) Keytruda Gets Fda Nod For Expanded Melanoma Use

Merck MRK announced that its blockbuster drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has received approval for adjuvant treatment of adult and pediatric patients (aged 12 years and above) with stage IIB or IIC melanoma following complete resection.The FDA has...
Related topics: Merck & Co, Food And Drug Administration, Skin Cancer, Cancer

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Does Cancer Immunotherapy Work Differently In Men Vs. Women?

New Research shows that women treated for melanoma have twice the mortality rate of men when given two immunotherapies at one time.
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Within An Antarctic Sea Squirt, Scientists Discover A Bacterial Species With Promising...

There are few places farther from your medicine cabinet than the tissues of an ascidian, or "sea squirt," on the icy Antarctic sea floor—but this is precisely where scientists are looking to find a new treatment for melanoma, one of the most...
Related topics: Antarctic, Medical Research, Bacteria, Skin Cancer, Cancer

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How Moles Change Into Melanoma

Melanoma researchers published a study that gives a new explanation of what causes moles to change into melanoma. These findings pave the way for more research into how to reduce the risk of melanoma, delay development, and detect melanoma early.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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Immunotherapy First Wins In Advanced Braf-positive Melanoma

(MedPage Today) -- Administering an immunotherapy combination before targeted agents in previously untreated patients with advanced BRAF V600-positive melanoma achieved greater overall survival (OS) than the reverse order, a phase III study found...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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Drugs Designed For Prostate Cancer Show Promise For Treating Melanoma In Men

PHILADELPHIA-- New research shows that testosterone promotes melanoma proliferation by activating a newly recognized nonclassical testosterone receptor in melanoma cells called ZIP9 (encoded by the SLC39A9 gene), a zinc transporter that is not...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Genetics

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Espn Broadcaster Dick Vitale Reveals Lymphoma Diagnosis, But Will Remain On The Air

Popular college basketball analyst says lymphoma, to be treated with steroids and six months of chemotherapy, is unrelated to melanoma removed over the summer.      
Related topics: Espn, Lymphoma, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Skin Cancer

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New Way To Image Whole Organisms In 3d Brings Key Skin Color Pigment Into Focus

To understand the biological underpinnings of skin and hair pigmentation and related diseases such as albinism or melanoma, scientists and doctors need quantitative, three-dimensional information about the architecture, content and location of...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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Car-t Immunotherapy Could Be Improved To Kill Solid Tumors

CAR-T cells are less sensitive than other types of immunotherapy in detecting and killing melanoma cells, a finding that could help improve immunotherapy sensitivity.
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer

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Wistar And Penn Medicine Awarded $11.7 Million Melanoma Research Grant From The National Cancer...

The Wistar Institute and Penn Medicine have been awarded a prestigious $11.7 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, or SPORE, grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Boosts Recurrence-free Survival In High-risk Melanoma

(MedPage Today) -- Adjuvant pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for resected stage II melanoma significantly prolonged recurrence-free survival (RFS) compared with placebo, according to results from the KEYNOTE-716 trial. At a median follow-up of 14.4 months...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Placebo

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New Insights About Melanocytes Could Lead To More Targeted Melanoma Treatments

Huntsman Cancer Institute melanoma researchers have generated the first "atlas" of human melanocytes located in the body.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Increased Survival With Eye Melanoma In Clinical Trial

Once it has spread (metastasized), uveal (intraocular or eye) melanoma -- an unusual form of cancer -- has a very high mortality rate. Researchers and doctors show that, in a small group of patients with metastatic uveal melanoma, a new combination...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Oncology, Medical Research

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Ucla Researchers Awarded $1m From Dod To Advance Car T Cell Therapy For Rare Melanomas

Scientists Dr. Cristina Puig-Saus and Dr. Daniel Shin from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a $1 million Translational Research Award from the U.S. Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program to help advance the use of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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Spotting The Signs Of Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancers

SUNDAY, Aug. 22, 2021 — Regular skin checks to look for signs of melanoma could save your life. Self-exams for the deadliest type of skin cancer should be done at least once a month in a well-lit room in front of a full-length mirror and also...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Espn Analyst Dick Vitale Has Melanoma Skin Cancer Removed: 'i Was A Little Shook Up'

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale had a patch of melanoma, a form of skin cancer, removed from just above his nose.      
Related topics: Espn, Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Previous Tx In Metastatic Melanoma May Cut Response To Act Til

THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- Previous treatment with anti-programmed cell death-1 (aPD-1) therapy or targeted molecular therapy is associated with a lower objective response rate to adoptive cell transfer (ACT) of autologous tumor-infiltrating...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer

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Sequential-combinatorial Regimens Can Make Treatment More Effective For People With Aggressive...

A new preclinical study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that treating people who have aggressive cancers, including melanoma, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, with immune checkpoint inhibitors, quickly...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Colorectal Cancer

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Novel Nanotechnology Found To Enhance Fight Against Colorectal Cancer And Melanoma

Researchers recently completed a study that has the potential to improve cancer treatment for colorectal cancer and melanoma by using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy in a way that makes it more effective against aggressive tumors.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Melanoma Awareness: When Should You See A Dermatologist?

While it is the least common of the main types of skin cancer, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. The sooner it is detected, the better.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Dermatology, Oncology

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