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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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Bevacizumab increases visual acuity in ocular melanoma patients treated with plaque radiotherapy

PHILADELPHIA — Ocular melanoma patients who received prophylactic bevacizumab with plaque radiotherapy experienced significantly better visual acuity outcomes than control patients who did not receive bevacizumab, according to a speaker here.

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Drug on PBS gives melanoma survivors hope to close door on cancer

After surgery to remove melanoma from her lymph nodes, Brisbane woman Helen Reber was ready to get on with her life, when her doctor called her in for a talk.

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