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Video-based education increases men's skin awareness

Video-based education increases men's skin awareness

Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following their education.

Cutaneous melanoma outcomes worse for men living alone

Cutaneous melanoma outcomes worse for men living alone

Men living alone have more advanced cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) at diagnosis and have reduced CMM-specific survival, according to a study.

Sentinel-node biopsy succeeds in early detection of melanoma spread

Research on a technique for detecting the earliest spread of melanoma has confirmed that the procedure significantly prolongs patients' survival rates compared with traditional watch-and-wait techniques.

Investigational drug may increase survival of advanced melanoma

An experimental drug aimed at restoring the immune system's ability to spot and attack cancer halted cancer progression or shrank tumors in patients with advanced melanoma, according to an early-phase clinical trial.

Malaria drug may help overcome resistance to melanoma BRAF drugs

A never-before-seen autophagy mechanism induced by the BRAF inhibitors vemurafenib and dabrafenib explains the resistance that melanoma develops to these BRAF inhibitors, according to new research.

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