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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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A single dose of a PD-1 inhibitor before surgery predicts outcomes in melanoma patients

Source: Medical Express, March 2019 A single dose of a PD-1 inhibitor before surgery for melanoma can put patients in remission. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, who documented this finding in the largest cohort of patients to be treated with anti-PD-1 drugs before surgery, also showed that immune responses […]

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Shutting Down Skin Cancer

Source: BU Today, March 2019 Melanoma is commonly caused by the damaging effects of ultraviolet light—from sources like sunlight and tanning beds—on the DNA of skin cells. This UV damage can activate genes that encourage precancerous cells to further mutate into full-blown skin cancer. At the same time, UV damage can turn off other genes […]

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Artificial intelligence could predict spread of melanoma

Source: EurekAlert, March 2019 BEER-SHEVA, Israel…February 26, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas have developed groundbreaking technology to identify melanoma cells that are likely to metastasize to other parts of the body using artificial […]

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