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Indoor tanning may trigger gene mutation that boosts melanoma risk

Source: Reuters, May 2019 (Reuters Health) – Indoor tanning is associated with a higher risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma at younger ages, and a recent study suggests the ultraviolet (UV) light in tanning beds may be triggering genetic mutations that can lead to skin malignancies. Researchers examined data on 114 melanoma patients […]

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Melanoma Research Alliance Announces $8.2 Million for 33 Grant Awards to Advance Melanoma Research

Source: Yahoo Finance, May 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In advance of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, today announced funding for 33 innovative research awards totaling $8.26 million. The newly selected research awards will address critical unmet needs in melanoma detection, prognostication and treatment. Five awards […]

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Addressing Challenges With BRAF Inhibitors in Melanoma

Source: OncLive, May 2019 Transcript: Hussein A. Tawbi, MD: BRAF inhibitors, specific BRAF inhibitors—in that case specific to the BRAF V600E mutations—transformed the care of patients with melanoma because we managed to induce really high response rates really quickly in those patients. But we also learned, as soon as we started doing that, that it does come at […]

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Time to recurrence of metastatic melanoma not associated with survival rates

Source: Healio, May 2019 In patients with metastatic melanoma, the timing of advanced disease was not associated with the timing of first distant recurrence, according to a multicentric cohort study. Study subjects were enrolled in the French MelBase database from March 1, 2013, to Sept. 1, 2017, and were treated with first-line immunotherapies, targeted therapies or […]

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