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Welcome Sanger Institute scientists compare genes in rare melanoma across humans, dogs and horses

Source: Cambridge Independent, March 2019 The study offers insights into how cancer evolves across species and could help identify potential targets for new therapies. The researchers sequenced the genomes of mucosal melanoma, a rare form of melanoma, which is a tumour type usually associated with skin cancer. About 15,400 people are diagnosed with melanoma in […]

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A woman whose pimple turned out to be cancer warns others to get regular check-ups

Source: NT News, March 2019 Michelle Raines was already going through one of the toughest, most challenging and emotional times of her life when she was diagnosed with melanoma. The Melbourne woman’s mother was battling the disease herself and it had spread to most of her organs. “At that stage mum was having immunotherapy and […]

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Melanoma Journal Articles for February 2019

JCI insight MicroRNA-155 coordinates the immunological landscape within murine melanoma and correlates with immunity in human cancers H. Atakan Ekiz, Thomas B. Huffaker, Allie H. Grossmann, W. Zac Stephens, Matthew A. Williams, June L. Round, and Ryan M. O’Connell First published February 5, 2019 Journal of Biological Cancer WNT1-inducible signaling pathway protein 1 (WISP1/CCN4) stimulates […]

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DRUG COMPOUND STOPS HARD-TO-TREAT MELANOMA

Source: Futurity, March 2019 Scientists have figured out a way to stop the progression of a particularly voracious type of melanoma, according to a new study. Damaging effects of ultraviolet light—from sources like sunlight and tanning beds—commonly cause melanoma on the DNA of skin cells. This UV damage can activate genes that encourage precancerous cells […]

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