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Nationally Regarded Melanoma Research Advocate and Founder, President of AIM at Melanoma, Val Guild, Dies

San Rafael, CA, May 24, 2020 –(PR.com)– It is with profound sadness that AIM at Melanoma announces the death of its Founder and President, Valerie Guild, on May 21, 2020 from complications of ovarian cancer.

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Inherited genetic variations can alter progression of melanoma, indicates study

Sometimes cancer stays put, but often it metastasizes, spreading to new locations in the body. It has long been suspected that genetic mutations arising inside tumor cells drive this potentially devastating turn of events.

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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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