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Teenage acne history linked to increased melanoma risk

Teenage acne history linked to increased melanoma risk

After adjustment for known risk factors, an increased relative risk exists for women with history of acne.

Vitamin B3 may help prevent some common skin cancers

Vitamin B3 may help prevent some common skin cancers

A certain B3 vitamin may reduce the risk of the most common skin cancers.

Adjuvant ipilimumab improves survival after high-risk lymph node and melanoma resection

Adjuvant ipilimumab significantly improves recurrence-free survival in patients with completely resected stage III melanoma at high risk of disease recurrence, but is also associated with a high rate of adverse events.

New device for faster skin biopsy without anesthesia

New device for faster skin biopsy without anesthesia

Currently a skin biopsy can take approximately 30 minutes to perform, but a new device under development could reduce that time greatly.

Immunotherapy drug combination is proven safe and effective in metastatic melanoma tumors

Researchers have ramped up immune response in the fight against metastatic melanoma, this time by combining the checkpoint inhibitor tremelimumab with an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody drug.

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