Oncology & Cancer

A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of PRMT5 inhibitors to sensitize unresponsive melanoma to immune checkpoint therapy. PRMT5 inhibitors are currently ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify new target for melanoma immunotherapy

QIMR Berghofer research has found a new reason why some melanoma patients do not respond well to immunotherapy—a discovery that could lead to better-tailored treatments for the potentially deadly cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Steep rise in skin cancer since 1960s

The risk of developing more than one skin melanoma over a ten-year period has seen a ten-fold increase in Sweden since the 1960s, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University published in the Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Men more genetically prone to skin cancer

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically prone to develop skin cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Racial differences seen in time to treatment for melanoma

(HealthDay)—Black patients are more likely to experience a longer delay from diagnosis to surgery versus white patients with melanoma, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Oncology & Cancer

Blocking tumor signals can hinder cancer's spread

For most people who die of cancer, the spread of the initial tumor is to blame. "Metastasis is what kills most cancer patients," says Serge Fuchs, a professor in Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine. "Yet there are not many, ...

Oncology & Cancer

The importance of a skin cancer check

Q: I turn 50 this year and at my annual physical, my doctor suggested I visit a dermatologist to check for melanoma. I have never had any suspicious moles or spots on my skin, so I've not had a skin check with a dermatologist ...

Oncology & Cancer

Melanoma risk from biologic therapy remains uncertain

(HealthDay)—Clinically important increases in melanoma risk in patients treated with biologic therapy for common inflammatory diseases cannot be ruled out based on current evidence, according to a review published online ...

Medications

Antihistamines may help patients with malignant melanoma

Can a very common allergy medicine improve survival among patients suffering from the serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma? A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that this may be the case.

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