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Novel Immunotherapy May Increase Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Novel Immunotherapy May Increase Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Researchers used data from the National Cancer Database to evaluate the overall survival of patients who presented with cutaneous MBM from 2010 to 2015.

SD-101 May Enhance the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in Melanoma

SD-101 May Enhance the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in Melanoma

In this phase 1b study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of immunotherapy with pembrolizumab to treat advanced melanoma.

Red Hair Variants of MC1R Influence Melanoma Risk Differently in Men, Women

Red Hair Variants of MC1R Influence Melanoma Risk Differently in Men, Women

Multivariate logistic regression analyses were utilized by researchers to evaluate the effect of MC1R and melanoma risk in men vs women.

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.

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