Melanoma News & Features
Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis
Younger age at first use and more frequent use of indoor tanning beds are largely responsible for the steep increase in melanoma diagnoses in women younger than 40 years.
Prognosis for patients with cutaneous melanoma may be predicted by an inherited genetic marker providing a personalized tool to gauge a person's survival and determine if closer monitoring is needed in the years following surgery.
A recent study showed that women younger than 50 years who are pregnant or were recently pregnant at diagnosis of melanoma have a higher risk of death from the skin cancer.
Dabrafenib plus trametinib achieves good overall and progression-free survival in BRAF inhibitor-naïve patients with melanoma.
Using xenograft mice as avatars of patients with melanoma, scientists demonstrated that a previously ineffective targeted drug may halt disease progression in certain patients.
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- HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping
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- Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation
- Risk of Ovarian Cancer Predicted With Fine-tuned Test
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