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Ophthalmologists Called to Catch Cancers Earlier

Significant advances in the management of eye cancer mean that early referrals to subspecialists are crucial when ophthalmologists suspect disease in their patients, two leaders in the field say.

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Pembrolizumab Shows Long-Term Benefit in Advanced Melanoma Subgroups

A retrospective 10-year analysis of 3 randomized clinical trials explored the question of whether BRAF V600E/K mutations or previous use of a BRAF inhibitor with or without a MEK inhibitor in patients with metastatic disease impacted patient response to pembrolizumab (Keytruda).1

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Oral exposure to BDE-209 modulates metastatic spread of melanoma in C57BL/6 mice inoculated with B16-F10 cells

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are brominated, persistent and bioaccumulative flame retardants widely used in the manufacture of plastic products.

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UV, Sex, and Age Contribute to Melanoma Tumor Evolution

Although ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage and clock-like mutations associated with cell division contribute to melanoma risk, sex, and age may represent the final mutational composition of skin cancer, according to study research published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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