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Patient and tumor characteristics in melanoma examined for clues to aggressive form of disease

Researchers in Australia examined patient and tumor characteristics of melanomas for higher mitotic rates (a marker of tumor cell growth) in an effort to increase early detection.

Melanoma incidence higher in airline pilots and crew

Melanoma incidence higher in airline pilots and crew

Airline pilots and cabin crew have an increased incidence of melanoma, nearly twice that of the general population, according to a meta-analysis published online.

Keytruda approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma

Keytruda approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma

The FDA has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma.

Surgical treatment for metastatic melanoma of the liver increases overall survival

Surgical resection markedly improves survival among patients with metastatic melanoma whose disease is isolated to a few areas in the liver, according to new study findings.

Specific genetic defect may increase melanoma susceptibility

A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma.

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