Hope for new therapy to stop advanced skin cancer

Source: Medical Xpress, September 2023

Researchers at St George’s, University of London have discovered a technique that can kill skin cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy cells. The findings are published in the journal Biology Open.

Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the U.K. It’s anticipated that the number of people with skin cancer is likely to continue to rise, with recent estimates suggesting cases will increase by 50% in the next 20 years.

Early diagnoses and treatments for skin cancer have been key to reduce the number of deaths, but it’s vital that new therapies are developed to neutralize melanomas that have metastasized and spread from the skin to other parts of the body.