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Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Researchers examined interest in MC1R testing in the general population and assessed patterns across demographic and skin cancer risk factors.

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

Researchers assessed the effect intake levels of folate and other nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism have on risk of melanoma.

Oral Contraceptive Use May Not Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

Oral Contraceptive Use May Not Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

Researchers sought to determine if melanoma risk was associated with oral contraceptive use or if OC users are more likely to have higher exposure to UV light.

Melanoma Outcomes Improved With Nivolumab Alone or Plus Ipilimumab

Melanoma Outcomes Improved With Nivolumab Alone or Plus Ipilimumab

Systemic review and meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of nivolumab vs ipilimumab, in combination, as monotherapy, or vs other treatment options for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

Encorafenib, Binimetinib Combination Receives FDA Approval for Mutation-Positive Melanoma

Encorafenib, Binimetinib Combination Receives FDA Approval for Mutation-Positive Melanoma

Approval was granted for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600E or V600K mutation-positive melanoma.

Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Study data indicate that checkpoint inhibitors combined with radiation could improve survival for patients with melanoma-related brain metastases.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging observed with implementation of AJCC 8.

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Using data from the NHS and the HPFS, researchers investigated the association between polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and monounsaturated fat intake and risks for SCC, melanoma, and BCC.

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

After adjusting for confounding factors,a significantly decreased risk for subsequent AD was reported among patients with malignant melanoma.

Durable Response Achieved With Nivolumab in Untreated Melanoma Brain Metastases

Durable Response Achieved With Nivolumab in Untreated Melanoma Brain Metastases

In this phase 2 study, researchers randomly assigned 79 patients with immunotherapy-naive melanoma with brain metastases to receive either nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone.

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