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Skin drug treatments may regress dangerous birthmarks and prevent melanoma

BOSTON – About one in 20,000 infants is born with what’s called a congenital giant nevus—a huge, pigmented mole that may cover much of the face and body.

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Michael Postow, MD, on Number of Doses of Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma

Advanced melanoma patients who show a favorable response after two doses of nivolumab plus ipilimumab may be spared the standard third and fourth doses of immunotherapy, a study suggested.

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Melanoma Prevalence, Mortality Mostly Stable Over the Past 30 Years

Data from this new study suggest melanoma cases rose at a slower rate in lower-income countries, but the authors say that may be due to differences in case documentation.

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Patients present with later stage melanoma during COVID-19 pandemic

Many melanoma patients presented with more advanced disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a small study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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