Latest News - Melanoma

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SkylineDx and Mayo Clinic To Collaborate on Development of Diagnostic Tests for Melanoma

SkylineDx  and Mayo Clinic are working together to develop novel diagnostic tests which will improve clinical decision making for melanoma patients. SkylineDx will help Mayo Clinic to optimize…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Research Explains Why Women Who Have Been Pregnant Have Better Melanoma Outcomes

For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better outcomes after a melanoma diagnosis. Now, a research team from Perelman School of Medicine at the Univer…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Desmoplastic Melanoma May Be Highly Responsive to Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapies

Patients with desmoplastic melanoma are more responsive to immune-activating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies than previously assumed, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report in the Jan. 10 issue of Nature.…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AI in Action: New Machine Learning Technique May Enhance Computer-aided Diagnosis of Melanoma

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science  have developed a technique using machine learning -- a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Understanding How and When UV Rays Cause Melanomas

When melanocyte stem cells accumulate a sufficient number of genetic mutations, they can become the cells where melanomas originate, Cornell University researchers report. Under normal conditions, …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Study: Risk of Indoor Tanning Dependency Highest in Women with Depressive Symptoms

More than one in five young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year show signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. I…

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Medicaid Patients May Receive Less Timely Melanoma Surgery

Delays in melanoma surgery may vary by insurance type, according to research in JAMA Dermatology. While Medicaid patients had the highest likelihood of delays, significant proportions of Medicare a…

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Link Found Between a Molecular Driver of Melanoma Progression and Novel Therapeutic Agent

Research linking autophagy with the Wnt signaling pathway, a key regulator of melanoma progression and metastasis, may guide effective use of autophagy inhibitors. The findings appear online in Can…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

Less than one-third of melanomas (29 percent) arose from an existing mole, while the vast majority (71 percent) appeared on the skin as new spots, according to research in the Journal of the American …

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Protea Expands Clinical Study for New Melanoma Test

Protea Biosciences Group, Inc. is expanding its clinical research study for their new molecular imaging test for the differential diagnosis of malignant melanoma. The study has now surpassed 250 pa…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Congratulations: American Skin Association Announces 2017 Research Scholar Awards and Research Grants

And the winners are … The American Skin Association (ASA) research scholar awards and research grants are: ASA Carson Research Scholar Award in Psoriasis Cory L. Simpson, MD, PhD Un…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Melanoma Incidence, Mortality On The Rise

Melanoma incidence and mortality is on the rise, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology. An estimated 76,380 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2016, and…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Study: Partner-Assisted Skin Self-Exams for Melanoma Don't Cause Embarrassment

Patients with melanoma may benefit from having their partners help to examine their skin for new skin cancers, and this does not cause embarrassment or discomfort for the patient or partner, finds a n…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Precision Medicine in Action: Clinical Features May Help ID High Risk Melanoma Patients

Zeroing in on an individual’s risk factors for melanoma can help identify high-risk patients who may benefit from increased surveillance, new research suggests. Caroline G. Watts, M.P.H., of …

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Study: Primary Care Melanoma Screening Does Not Lead to Overtreatment

Melanoma screening in primary care practice does not lead to overtreatment, new research suggests. In the new study, primary care providers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center system rec…

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