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Indoor tanning may trigger gene mutation that boosts melanoma risk

Source: Reuters, May 2019 (Reuters Health) – Indoor tanning is associated with a higher risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma at younger ages, and a recent study suggests the ultraviolet (UV) light in tanning beds may be triggering genetic mutations that can lead to skin malignancies. Researchers examined data on 114 melanoma patients […]

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Dr. Sullivan on Immunotherapy Approaches in Melanoma

Source: OncLive, May 2019 Ryan J. Sullivan, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, assistant professor of hematology/oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses treatment approaches with immunotherapy for patients with melanoma. Patients with BRAF-mutant or BRAF wild-type melanoma who are eligible for immunotherapy can receive single-agent PD-1 inhibition or combination immunotherapy comprised of a PD-1 inhibitor and a […]

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Melanoma Research Alliance Announces $8.2 Million for 33 Grant Awards to Advance Melanoma Research

Source: Yahoo Finance, May 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In advance of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, today announced funding for 33 innovative research awards totaling $8.26 million. The newly selected research awards will address critical unmet needs in melanoma detection, prognostication and treatment. Five awards […]

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Predictive Utility of ctDNA in Melanoma Spurs Calls for Its Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor, May 2019 The detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) before surgery independently predicted survival outcomes among patients with high-risk stage III melanoma in a study recently published in the Annals of Oncology.1 Although further validation is required, the study findings, along with the growing body of evidence that shows the prognostic utility of […]

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