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Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses
A new study led by UCLA researchers, have found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma. (2019-10-11)
Skin cancer above the neck more likely to spread, research shows
Forty-five patients with new diagnoses of MM were investigated over a period of 6 months and were divided into two groups of patients, with above neck MM and below neck MM. (2019-10-10)
New mechanism fueling brain metastasis discovered at Wistar
Wistar scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. (2019-10-09)
New research uncovers how common genetic mutation drives cancer
A new, multicenter study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center determined how a single mutation in splicing factor 3b subunit 1 (SF3B1), the most frequently mutated splicing factor gene, drives the formation of many cancers. (2019-10-09)
Melanoma variability at the single-cell level predicts treatment responses
In a new study published in EBioMedicine, researchers with Moffitt Cancer Center's Donald A. (2019-10-08)
Skin cancer prevention program may have reduced melanoma in Australians
A skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart may have contributed to a recent reduction in melanoma among younger residents of Melbourne, according to a study published Oct. (2019-10-08)
Changes over time in cases of head/neck melanoma among kids, teens, young people in US, Canada
This observational study looked at changes in new cases of head and neck melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults in the US and Canada over a 20-year period from 1995 to 2014. (2019-10-03)
Incidence of pediatric, adolescent and young adult head and neck melanoma is up 51 percent
ead and neck melanoma among pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations in the United States and Canada increased by 51.1% from 1995 to 2014, per research from Saint Louis University. (2019-10-03)
Novel strategy using microRNA biomarkers can distinguish melanomas from nevi
Melanoma is the least common but one of the most deadly skin cancers. (2019-09-30)
Novel treatment combination for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer
The triplet combination of the BRAF inhibitor, encorafenib, MEK inhibitor, binimetinib, and EGFR inhibitor, cetuximab, significantly improves overall survival and also increases objective response rates compared with standard of care in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. (2019-09-30)
Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful
MIT chemical engineers have developed a new type of lipid nanoparticle that can be used to deliver RNA vaccines. (2019-09-30)
Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients with long term survival rates
A combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, has stopped or reversed the progression of advanced melanoma for five years or more in one in two patients, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (2019-09-28)
Resistance to immune checkpoint blocker drug linked to metabolic imbalance
A metabolic imbalance in some cancer patients following treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor drug, nivolumab, is associated with resistance to the immunotherapy agent and shorter survival, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2019-09-25)
Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer
Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer. (2019-09-25)
Cancer protocols: A new approach to predicting treatment outcomes
Weizmann Institute of Science research shows heterogeneity in melanoma tumors prevents effective immune responses. (2019-09-23)
Engineered killer T cells could provide long-lasting immunity against cancer
In experiments with mice, UCLA researchers have shown they can harness the power of iNKT cells to attack tumor cells and treat cancer. (2019-09-23)
B cells linked to immunotherapy for melanoma
Immunotherapy uses our body's own immune system to fight cancer. (2019-09-13)
Protein mapping pinpoints why metastatic melanoma patients do not respond to immunotherapy
Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma do not respond to immunotherapy cancer treatments. (2019-09-09)
Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type
In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called brachytherapy and a type of surgery called Mohs micrographic surgery had better cosmetic results. (2019-09-03)
Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer medications in one minute
Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed annually, and 20 Americans die every day from it. (2019-08-25)
OHIO receives $1.7 million grant to study potential treatment for skin cancer
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Ohio University scientists Shiyong Wu and Lingying Tong a five-year $1.7 million grant to advance research on a potential prevention and treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. (2019-08-20)
Blocking inflammatory pathway key to preventing brain metastasis from melanoma
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that melanoma-related brain metastasis occurs when tumor cells 'hijack' an inflammatory pathway in the brain. (2019-08-19)
Numbers count in the genetics of moles and melanomas
University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient's risk of developing melanoma. (2019-08-15)
MDM2 counteracts resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors for melanoma therapy
A study from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, Ph.D., and Ann Richmond, Ph.D., has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients. (2019-08-15)
Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study
A study published this week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body. (2019-08-14)
Balance of 'stop' and 'go' signaling could be key to cancer immunotherapy response
A crucial signaling pathway that can tell the immune system to fight off cancer can also be co-opted by cancer cells to put the brakes on the immune system. (2019-08-08)
Tel Aviv university scientists develop novel nano-vaccine for melanoma
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. (2019-08-05)
Study finds genetic testing motivates behavior changes in families at risk for melanoma
A new study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and collaborators at Northwestern University (NW) and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) investigated whether genetic testing would motivate people at risk of developing melanoma to alter their behavior in order to reduce their risk. (2019-08-02)
Mount Sinai researchers make immunotherapy work for treatment-resistant lymphoma
Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach that also dramatically increased the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery in July. (2019-08-02)
Study: Fat cells play key role in dangerous transformation of melanoma
Tel Aviv University reseachers have found that fat cells play a key role in the dangerous transformation of melanoma. (2019-07-23)
New technique helps create more personalized therapies for people with advanced cancers
Using an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, UCLA researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a patient. (2019-07-22)
New data on ctDNA as a biomarker for detecting cancer progression presented at ASCO
Scientists at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting presented research that relied on Droplet Digital PCR to explore the strengths and limitations of using circulating tumor DNA as a biomarker for predicting outcomes and guiding treatment for patients with cancer. (2019-07-11)
Moffitt researchers identify effective drug combination against uveal melanoma
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have identified a new drug combination that is effective against metastatic uveal melanoma cells in preclinical studies. (2019-07-08)
FEFU scientists teamed up with colleagues to develop ointment for skin cancer prevention
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), assumed the risks of primary skin cancer and its recurrences can be significantly reduced by applying the ointment with antisense oligonucleotides which are short DNA, RNA fragments used in oncology to suppress the synthesis of tumor proteins. (2019-07-02)
Inexpensive equipment and training can improve melanoma detection and reduce biopsies
Researchers say non-dermatologist physicians can make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of melanomas using a dermatoscope. (2019-07-01)
Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer
Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden's most common forms of cancer. (2019-06-28)
Does likelihood of survival differ between patients with single vs. multiple primary melanomas?
Patients with multiple primary melanomas had a higher likelihood of dying than those with a single primary melanoma in a study that used data from registries in the Netherlands. (2019-06-26)
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy
Researchers have found a possible counterpunch to the drug resistance of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (2019-06-18)
Tanning industry uses promos, cheap prices to lure adolescents and young adults
Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from starting. (2019-06-17)
Sensitive, noninvasive platform detects circulating tumor cells in melanoma patients
Scientists have created a laser-based platform that can quickly and noninvasively screen large quantities of blood in patients with melanoma to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) -- a precursor to deadly metastases. (2019-06-12)
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