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Melanoma patient outcomes predicted by computational biology

Source: Medical Express, July 2019 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used computational biology to discover a “gene signature” that identifies a group of melanoma patients with improved rates of survival. By looking at the genes expressed or “switched on” in a type of tumour-fighting immune cell called natural killer (NK) cells, researchers were able […]

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Does likelihood of survival differ between patients with single vs. multiple primary melanomas?

Source: EurekAlert!, July 2019 Bottom Line: Patients with multiple primary melanomas had a higher likelihood of dying than those with a single primary melanoma in a study that used data from registries in the Netherlands. This observational study included nearly 57,000 patients (54,645 with a single primary melanoma and 2,284 with multiple primary melanomas). The study […]

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Overall survival worse with multiple primary melanomas

Source: Medical Express, July 2019 (HealthDay)—Patients with multiple primary melanomas have worse overall survival than those with a single primary melanoma, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA Dermatology. Mary-Ann El Sharouni, M.D., from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, and colleagues described the epidemiologic features of multiple primary melanoma in a retrospective […]

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WEHI: Computational biology could improve treatment of melanoma patients

Source: Healthcare IT, July 2019 Computational biology has enabled researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to develop a new method to identify melanoma patients. A new study also highlights the role computational biology could play in furthering understanding of cancer biology and patient outcomes in the future. The method outlined in the research […]

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