Results of melanoma registration shed light on rare childhood cancers

Source: Florida News Times, July 2021

Skin biopsy melanoma with H & E staining — this case may represent superficial enlarged melanoma. Credit: Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0
Childhood melanoma is a rare disease, with only about 400 cases diagnosed each year in the United States. To better understand the disease and how to treat it, scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have created a registry called Molecular Analysis of Pediatric Melanocyte Tumors (MACMEL). A paper on the findings from the registry is published today cancer..

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