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John Theurer Cancer Center Evaluating Personalized Cancer Vaccine in High-Risk Melanoma

An ongoing clinical trial will assess whether the adjuvant combination of the personalized cancer vaccine mRNA-4157 and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) improves recurrence-free survival (RFS) compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with complete resection of cutaneous melanoma and a high-risk of recurrence.1

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Study suggests blocking immune T-cell regulator may help eliminate tumours

Immune system T-cells are more able to destroy skin cancer cells when a T-cell regulator called SLAMF6 is missing, a new study in eLife shows.

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Does Methotrexate Increase Risk for Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma in Patients With Psoriasis?

Although methotrexate has been associated with an increased risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a study has found no association between methotrexate treatment and risk for this form of melanoma in patients with psoriasis.

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Study examines potential link between partner bereavement and skin cancer

Psychological stress has been proposed as a risk factor for melanoma, but clinical evidence is limited. A recent British Journal of Dermatology study funded by the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology looked for a potential link between the death of a partner, which is one of the most stressful life events, and melanoma.

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