Oncology & Cancer

Melanoma registry results shine light on rare pediatric cancer

Pediatric melanoma is a rare disease with only around 400 cases diagnosed in the United States every year. To better understand this disease and how best to treat it, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists created ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer has ripple effect on distant tissues

A new study with zebrafish shows that a deadly form of skin cancer—melanoma—alters the metabolism of healthy tissues elsewhere in the body. The research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that these other ...

Medical research

New hope against a rare, incurable eye cancer

A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show.

Oncology & Cancer

Predicting mutated gene associated with melanoma

Although risk for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is often associated with ultraviolet light exposure, genetic factors are also at play, with some families being more prone to the disease than others.

Medications

Dual drug approach to treat deadly melanoma

Research from the Centenary Institute has found that a new dual drug approach could offer up a highly effective treatment strategy for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer responsible for more than 1,700 deaths ...

Oncology & Cancer

High-risk clinic for melanoma surveillance is scalable

(HealthDay)—A structured surveillance program for high-risk melanoma patients can be scaled and successfully replicated even in a primary care skin cancer clinic, according to a study published online March 17 in JAMA Dermatology.

Oncology & Cancer

Why some melanoma patients do not respond to immunotherapy

By harnessing the immune system against cancer, immunotherapies have revolutionized the way some types of cancer are treated. But most patients—across cancer types—do not respond, and in most cases, scientists are at ...

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