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Fungal infection drug for lung transplant recipients may increase cancer, death risk

Fungal infection drug for lung transplant recipients may increase cancer, death risk

Prescription drug that is commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may significantly increase the risk for skin cancer.

New combination treatment effective against cutaneous metastatic melanoma

A novel combination therapy incorporating interleukin (IL)-2 was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases.

Skin cancer risk higher for veterans who served in equatorial latitudes

A combination of clime and lack of proper protection has left many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at a higher risk for skin cancer.

Research finding clarifies the role of genetic mutations in the development of melanoma

A multidisciplinary team has identified genetic mutations present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases.

Organ transplant recipients may have increased risk for developing melanoma

Organ transplant recipients may have increased risk for developing melanoma

Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma compared with people who do not receive a transplant.

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