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Study hints why some melanomas more likely to spread

Usually starting as a blemish, skin cancer can quickly develop and spread to other parts of the body.

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Adjuvant Therapy Transforms Treatment in Advanced Melanoma

Adjuvant therapy has revolutionized the field of melanoma by treating patients with resected disease with active regimens that have historically been used in the metastatic setting, said Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD.

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Biomarker Hunt Finds Potential With ctDNA in Melanoma

As the search for blood- and tissue-based biomarkers continues in localized and metastatic melanoma, circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has emerged as a potential candidate for patients with BRAF-mutated disease, said David Polsky, MD, PhD.

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Recognition of Dermatoscopic Characteristics of Neck Melanomas May Facilitate Earlier Diagnosis

A retrospective study of neck lesions suspicious for melanoma showed that malignant melanomas were significantly more likely to be characterized by irregular hyperpigmentation compared with melanocytic nevi located on the neck.

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