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Melanoma: causes, identification and diagnosis

The British broadcaster and DJ, Chris Evans, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a skin cancer called a “melanoma”. The 57-year-old says that he was tested for the disease after his masseuse noticed a mark on his shin. So, what exactly is melanoma? Julia Newton-Bishop is a professor of dermatology at the University of Leeds…

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A drug for heart conditions improves efficacy of melanoma therapies

A collaborative study undertaken by the Navarrabiomed Biomedical Research Center (Pamplona, ??Navarre), the Institute of Neurosciences CSIC-UMH (Sant Joan d’Alacant, Valencian Community) and IRB Barcelona (Barcelona, ??Catalonia) shows that the administration of ranolazine, a drug currently used to treat heart conditions, improves the efficacy of current therapies for melanoma, in mouse models of this disease.

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