Breast cancer drug may be key to beating the most deadly type of melanoma

Source:, August 2019

There’s new hope for people who suffer from a rare yet deadly type of melanoma that is not linked to UV exposure and is extremely difficult to treat.

Researchers believe a drug traditionally used to treat breast cancer may hold the key to treating mucosal melanoma.

Mucosal melanoma occurs on “moist” surfaces of tissues inside the body, including the eyes, inside the mouth and nose, gastrointestinal areas and the genital tract.

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