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Assessing Direct Costs of Treatment-Related Adverse Events in Advanced Melanoma

Assessing Direct Costs of Treatment-Related Adverse Events in Advanced Melanoma

In a systematic review, researchers explored the financial burden of treating grade 3 to 4 adverse events associated with melanoma and its treatment.

Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

Recent research implicates patients' immune cells appear to stimulate radiation abscopal effects, raising the possibility that combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy could yield previously-untapped treatment synergies to improve tumor control.

Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

Frequency of Tanning, Risk for Melanoma Higher in Gym Tanners

The use of tanning beds and/or booths and their availability in gyms may increase the frequency of indoor tanning for physically active adults, a combination that further exacerbates their risk for melanoma.

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Medical students participating in this study were randomly assigned to either a rule-based or application group.

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Researchers examined interest in MC1R testing in the general population and assessed patterns across demographic and skin cancer risk factors.

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

Study Finds Association Between Folate Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma

Researchers assessed the effect intake levels of folate and other nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism have on risk of melanoma.

Oral Contraceptive Use May Not Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

Oral Contraceptive Use May Not Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

Researchers sought to determine if melanoma risk was associated with oral contraceptive use or if OC users are more likely to have higher exposure to UV light.

Melanoma Outcomes Improved With Nivolumab Alone or Plus Ipilimumab

Melanoma Outcomes Improved With Nivolumab Alone or Plus Ipilimumab

Systemic review and meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of nivolumab vs ipilimumab, in combination, as monotherapy, or vs other treatment options for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

Encorafenib, Binimetinib Combination Receives FDA Approval for Mutation-Positive Melanoma

Encorafenib, Binimetinib Combination Receives FDA Approval for Mutation-Positive Melanoma

Approval was granted for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600E or V600K mutation-positive melanoma.

Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Study data indicate that checkpoint inhibitors combined with radiation could improve survival for patients with melanoma-related brain metastases.

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