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Skin Cancer Test Reduces Need for Surgery

SkylineDx in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic published yesterday its first study describing a diagnostic test that could reduce up to 42% of surgical interventions used to diagnose patients with melanoma (skin cancer).

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Mouse models and patient data suggest potential biomarker for immunotherapy response in melanoma

CCR scientists have identified a molecular signature that could help clinicians assess whether someone with melanoma is likely to benefit from immunotherapy. The discovery, reported April 13, 2020, in Nature Medicine, was made using four genetically engineered mouse models of the deadly skin cancer.

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Korean Patients With Parkinson Disease May Have a Greater Risk of Skin Cancer

Korean patients with Parkinson disease (PD) were found to be at greater risk of developing skin cancer, with male and older populations considered higher-risk groups, according to study findings published this week in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

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Model Could Help Identify Who May Respond to Checkpoint Inhibition in Melanoma

The combination of radiomics and a blood marker-based prediction model may help to distinguish pseudoprogression from true progressive disease among patients with metastatic melanoma being treated with immune checkpoint inhibition, according to the results of a recent study.

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