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Support for childhood sunscreen use to prevent future melanoma

Support for childhood sunscreen use to prevent future melanoma

Use of a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 lotion is associated with a 10-fold reduction in the incidence of melanocytic nevi in a laboratory opossum model, according to an experimental study.

Immunotherapy targeting PD-1 active against metastatic melanoma

New findings from a large phase I study of patients with advanced melanoma show that the PD-1 targeting antibody MK-3475 yields long-term responses in a high percentage of patients.

Sunscreen alone cannot prevent skin cancer

Sunscreen alone cannot prevent skin cancer

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Even sans burning, indoor tanning increases melanoma risk

Even sans burning, indoor tanning increases melanoma risk

Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns are still nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners.

ASCO: New treatment options available for advanced melanoma

ASCO: New treatment options available for advanced melanoma

New treatment options are available for advanced melanoma, according to three studies presented at the annual ASCO meeting.

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