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Slick Woods, Who Rose From Homeless Teen to Become Rihanna’s Favorite Model, Says She Has Stopped Chemo For Melanoma

Slick Woods, born Simone Thomson, has decided to stop her treatment for stage three melanoma, which is an aggressive form of the disease and can be fatal.

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Gene-Based Blood Test for Melanoma Spread Evaluates Treatment Progress

A test that monitors blood levels of DNA fragments released by dying tumor cells may serve as an accurate early indicator of treatment success in the late stages of one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer, a new study finds.

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Dermoscopy helps differentiate benign melanocytic lesions vs. melanoma

Dermoscopy allows for thorough observation of morphologic features not visible to the naked eye in melanoma screening, according to a speaker at the South Beach Symposium Medical Dermatology Summit.

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Circulating Tumor DNA Provides Prognostic Clues in Advanced BRAF-Mutated Melanoma Cases

In a new clinical validation study, an international team led by investigators at NYU Langone Health has demonstrated that BRAF gene mutations detected in cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can offer a window into treatment response and potential outcomes in individuals with melanoma.

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