Fat cells may explain why melanoma becomes ‘aggressive and violent’

Source: Medical News Today, September 2019

New research may have found the answer to a question that has preoccupied scientists for years: What makes melanoma become ‘aggressive and violent’? The answer brings with it some important therapeutic implications.

Despite making up only 1% of all skin cancersmelanoma is the cause of most skin cancer-related deaths.

According to American Cancer Society estimates, in 2019 and in the United States, doctors will diagnose 96,480 new cases of melanoma, and 7,230 people will die from the disease.

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