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Does Adjuvant Therapy Affect Quality of Life in Resected Melanoma Patients?

Source: Cancer Network, May 2019 There was no difference in health-related quality of life among patients with resected stage III melanoma with BRAF mutations treated with adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib and those assigned to placebo, according to a patient-reported outcomes analysis of the COMBI-AD study. “Our findings provide evidence that adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib did not have […]

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Tanning Beds Associated With Specific Genetic Mutation, Younger Diagnosis in Melanoma

Source: Do Wire, May 2019 A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that indoor tanning bed exposure may trigger a specific genetic mutation, BRAF V600E, associated with melanoma and contribute to younger age at diagnosis. Researchers assessed 114 patients who used indoor tanning beds and 222 who did not between December 2013 and May 2015.

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STEROID IMPLANTS TO TREAT MELANOMA ASSOCIATED RETINOPATHY

Source: Optometry Today, May 2019 Scientists from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital have reported on a new approach to treating melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) in JAMA Ophthalmology. With the support of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s electrophysiology department, the researchers investigated whether long acting steroid implants could improve vision in a 73-year-old patient with MAR. […]

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As Melanoma Rises, Doctors Challenge Some Early Testing

Source: Bussines Wire, May 2019 WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition, an alliance of public health organizations, physician groups, sunscreen manufacturers and concerned citizens, would like to remind all Americans that sunscreen is a critical tool to reduce risk of melanoma, other skin cancers and premature aging. This message is particularly relevant as we […]

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