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Sun damage predisposes pediatric patients to melanoma

Sun damage predisposes pediatric patients to melanoma

Melanoma in some adolescent and adult patients involve many of the same genetic mutations and would likely respond to the same treatment.

Physicians promote melanoma screening strategies for people at high-risk

Physicians promote melanoma screening strategies for people at high-risk

Melanoma screening strategies may be more feasible by focusing on high-risk populations.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) drug boosts radiation effectiveness in melanoma models

A drug used to treat Lou Gehrig's disease has also been found to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy when administered to laboratory models with melanoma that metastasized to the brain.

Research uncovers mechanism of melanoma resistance to newly approved drug combination therapy

Research uncovers mechanism of melanoma resistance to newly approved drug combination therapy

Researchers have uncovered how melanoma becomes resistant to a promising new drug combination utilizing BRAF+MEK inhibitors after an initial period of tumor shrinkage.

Children of melanoma survivors need better sun protection

A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.

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