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Insights in Melanoma: A National and Local Perspective
'Insights in Melanoma: A National and Local Perspective' is a conference at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center on May 1, 2015. (2015-02-12)
Vitamin therapy may help prevent melanoma
A new review highlights the potential of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals. (2017-08-09)
What are risk factors for melanoma in kidney transplant recipients?
Kidney transplant patients appear to be at a greater risk of developing melanoma than the general population and risk factors include being older, male and white, findings that corroborate results demonstrated in other studies, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology. (2017-07-26)
Genetics of melanoma chemoresistance
Malignant melanoma is a highly aggressive and notoriously chemoresistant form of cancer. (2011-06-05)
Early diagnosis key to melanoma cure
A combined strategy of public education and early diagnosis currently offers the only hope of cure for people with melanoma, warn senior doctors in this week's BMJ. (2006-04-27)
Retrovirus Transforms Normal Animal Cells Into Cancer Cells, Finds University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
The first evidence that a retrovirus causes melanoma development is being presented by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers on April 16 at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego. (1997-04-16)
Melanoma research receives a massive funding boost
NSW cancer researchers from the Sydney Melanoma Unit have received over $11 million to advance their world-leading research into the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. (2005-07-06)
Is melanoma being overdiagnosed in the United States?
New research published online by the BMJ today (Thursday 4 August 2005) suggests that melanoma is being overdiagnosed in the United States. (2005-08-03)
New insight into drug resistance in metastatic melanoma
Now researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at The University of Manchester -- part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre -- have explored what happens in melanoma cells following inhibition of BRAF. (2014-06-03)
Markey's D'Orazio receives funding to further skin cancer research
It's well-known that excessive UV exposure can lead to skin cancer -- but Dr. (2015-08-10)
Knowing risk factors could help catch melanomas
University of Sydney researchers and their collaborators have pinpointed risk factors that could help doctors tailor individuals' skin examinations and catch melanoma at an early stage. (2016-11-09)
New drug, Vemurafenib, doubles survival of metastatic melanoma patients
A report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the 50 percent of metastatic melanoma patients with a specific genetic mutation benefit from the drug Vemurafenib -- increasing median survival from about six months to 15.9 months. (2012-02-29)
Professor discovers way to slow the growth of malignant melanoma
New Queen's University research has shown that the growth of melanoma, one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer, can be slowed when a little known gene called microRNA 193b is added. (2010-07-08)
AACR news: New target plus new drug equals death of melanoma cells
Collaborative research presented by the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh, at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference, shows that the protein receptor Mer is overexpressed in melanoma and that the investigational drug UNC1062 blocks Mer survival signaling in these cells, killing them. (2013-04-09)
First Canadian professorship in melanoma research established
A $1 million donation in memory of Mrs. Mary Johnston establishes Canada's first chair in melanoma research at the Alberta Cancer Board's Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. (2006-05-16)
Lymphatic endothelial cells promote melanoma to spread
The lymph vessel endothelial cells play an active role in the spread of melanoma, according to the new study conducted at the University of Helsinki. (2018-05-01)
Aspirin may lower melanoma risk
A new study has found that women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma -- and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk. (2013-03-11)
FDA approves Adjuvant Yervoy in melanoma based on results of EORTC trial 18071
Based on the results of EORTC trial 18071, the FDA expanded the approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) in melanoma to include adjuvant treatment of patients with stage 3 melanoma at high risk of recurrence following complete resection. (2015-11-13)
Melanoma drug shrinks brain metastases in phase I/II study
A new drug being developed to treat potentially deadly melanoma skin cancers has shown a promising ability to shrink secondary tumors, known as metastases, in the brain in patients with advanced forms of the disease, Australian researchers report. (2010-10-10)
MOHS Surgery At Emory University Helps Prevent Melanoma Recurrence
Dermatologic surgeons at Emory University are studying the use of a tissue-sparing surgical technique called MOHS for lentigo-maligna melanoma (1997-04-24)
Declines in melanoma deaths limited to the most educated
A new study from the American Cancer Society finds recent declines in melanoma mortality rates in non-Hispanic Whites in the US mainly reflect declines in those with the highest level of education, and reveals a widening disparity in melanoma mortality rates by education. (2012-01-16)
Tanning devices - Fast track to skin cancer?
An all over tan is fashionable and many people, especially young women, achieve this by using sunbeds. (2004-01-15)
Loss of cilia leads to melanoma
Most cells in the human body have a cilium, a slender cell protuberance that picks up signals from the cell's external environment. (2018-07-02)
Five things to know about melanoma
'Five things to know about ... melanoma' in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides a brief overview of this malignant skin cancer for physicians and patients. (2019-05-13)
Study identifies risk factors for multiple melanoma skin cancer
Patients with a family history of multiple melanoma skin cancer are at increased risk of multiple primary melanomas, according to a study in the October 5 issue of JAMA. (2005-10-04)
Skin cancers linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers). (2018-04-19)
A downward trend for new cases of pediatric melanoma
Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence in adults over the past 40 years. (2015-04-09)
Study examines melanoma incidence, death
A new research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology updates information on trends in melanoma incidence and death in the United States since 2009. (2016-12-21)
Radiation Therapy Effective In Treating Advanced Stages Of Melanoma
Radiation therapy prevents local relapses of melanoma (skin cancer) and also improves the quality of life of patients whose disease has spread, a new study in Germany has found. (1997-10-03)
Study finds that obesity surgery is associated with a massive fall in risk of melanoma skin cancer
New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (May 23-26), shows that obesity (bariatric) surgery is associated with a 61 percent fall in the risk of developing malignant melanoma skin cancer, and a 42 percent drop in the risk of skin cancer in general. (2018-05-23)
Melanoma uses body's immune system to spread to lungs
The way melanoma cells use the immune system to spread and develop into lung tumors may lead to a therapy to decrease development of these tumors, according to Penn State researchers. (2010-10-07)
Researchers observe an increased risk of cancer in people with history of non-melanoma skin cancer
Researchers found that people with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer had a modestly increased risk of getting cancer in the future, specifically breast and lung cancer in women and melanoma in both men and women. (2013-04-23)
Early detection of thick melanomas
Despite campaigns promoting early detection and increased awareness of melanoma (skin cancer) the proportion of the most aggressive and deadly form of melanoma remains the same, according to an article in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-06-20)
Fatty diet does not increase risk of skin cancer
Eating fatty food does not appear to increase the risk of skin cancer. (2006-05-29)
Smoking may limit body's ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 percent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. (2019-02-17)
Indoor tanning, even without burning, increases the risk of melanoma
People sometimes use indoor tanning in the belief that this will prevent burns when they tan outdoors. (2014-05-28)
Initial results from first international trial of immunotherapy show it may help some melanoma patients
Preliminary results from the first ever Phase III trial of immunotherapy show that it has no advantage in melanoma patients with advanced disease. (2000-10-16)
Potential new treatment target identified for melanoma skin cancer
New research from Western University, Canada, has identified a potential new target for the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers. (2012-08-15)
Coffee may be associated with a lower risk of malignant melanoma
Both epidemiological and pre-clinical studies have suggested that coffee consumption has a protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancers. (2015-01-20)
Global skin cancer research consortium wins £7m
Skin cancer studies around the world will be brought together to help people understand the risk from the disease, thanks to a Leeds-led consortium which has been awarded over £7m of funding. (2005-12-14)
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