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DNA Analysis Might Reveal Melanoma Risk

DNA mutations in skin cells may signal a risk for melanoma long before it’s visible to the eye, a new study suggests.

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Polish scientists develop clip to facilitate diagnosis of melanoma

A special clip facilitating the diagnosis of skin tumours, including melanoma, has been developed by scientists from two universities in Katowice, southern Poland – the University of Silesia and the Medical University of Silesia.

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Fauzia Riaz, MD, on the Increased Use of Checkpoint Inhibitors in End-of-Life Care

The adoption of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has led to a significant increase in the use of systemic therapy at the end of life (EOL) in melanoma and a smaller yet significant increase in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to recent data.

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Sequencing Debate for Frontline BRAF-Mutant Melanoma in Full Force

Now that BRAF/MEK combination regimens and immunotherapeutic approaches have demonstrated significant benefit in patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma, efforts are being focused on addressing the question of sequencing and determining biomarkers for optimal patient selection, according to Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD.

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