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New digital technologies may increase skin self-examination for melanoma

Source: Healio, June 2019 Participants were often not confident in their skin self-examination ability but value expert opinion from clinicians and are open to using technologies that help track skin lesions, according to a qualitative study from researchers at the University of Sydney. The study used semi-structured interviews that took place from June to December […]

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Blood test can measure effectiveness of treatments for aggressive skin cancers

Source: ECancer News, June 2019 Blood tests that track the amount of tumour DNA can – after only one month of drug therapy – detect how well treatment is working in patients with skin cancer, a new study finds. The study takes advantage of the nature of cancer cells, which die and are replaced by […]

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Liquid Biopsy of Melanoma Surgery Drainage Fluid Shows Promise for Recurrence Monitoring

Source: , June 2019 NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) are pushing forward with efforts to validate a liquid biopsy technique  involving the extraction and analysis of extracellular vesicles from wound drainage fluid in melanoma patients who have a lymph node surgically removed.

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Are Thin, Early-Stage Nodular Melanomas Really Low-Risk?

Source: Cancer Network, June 2019 Even thin T1 nodular primary melanomas are associated with “a constellation of aggressive characteristics” that might worsen patient prognosis compared with superficial spreading melanoma, according to findings from an international study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The findings challenge longstanding assumptions about the life-threatening aggressiveness of nodular melanomas. Nodular […]

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