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WEHI: Computational biology could improve treatment of melanoma patients

Source: Healthcare IT, July 2019 Computational biology has enabled researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to develop a new method to identify melanoma patients. A new study also highlights the role computational biology could play in furthering understanding of cancer biology and patient outcomes in the future. The method outlined in the research […]

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The incidence and survival of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with vitiligo: A nationwide population-based matched cohort study in Korea

Source: MDLinx, July 2019 Researchers conducted this retrospective, matched cohort study to quantify the incidence of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in Korean vitiligo patients and compare it with their matched non-vitiligo controls. The study sample consisted of 131,245 incident vitiligo cases and 2,624,900 age and sex-matched (1:20) controls at index date, who were […]

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Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

Source: ScienceDaily, July 2019 Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has studied a protein […]

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Management of Stage III Melanoma

Source: OncLive, July 2019 Transcript: Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD: Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but unprecedented advances in immunotherapy and targeted agents have led to safer and more effective ways to treat this disease. Today I’m joined by a panel of experts in melanoma to delve into the latest studies, including the […]

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