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Treatment Goals Separate From Life Goals Among Patients With Advanced Cancer

Patients with advanced cancer view life goals as distinct from and less important than treatment goals, according to a recent study.

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.

Inherited Genetic Markers Predictive of Survival Prognosis for Patients with Melanoma

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.

Prognosis Is Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

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.

Improved Progression-Free, Overall Survival Achieved With Dabrafenib, Trametinib Combo in Melanoma

Improved Progression-Free, Overall Survival Achieved With Dabrafenib, Trametinib Combo in Melanoma

Dabrafenib plus trametinib achieves good overall and progression-free survival in BRAF inhibitor-naïve patients with melanoma.

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