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Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. With its incidence rates continuing to rise, researchers are looking for ways to spot it early on. A new laser device may be able to do so instantly. A cost-effective new laser probe may soon be the best way to check for melanoma. “With skin cancer, there’s […]

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New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New research, appearing in the journal Cell, reveals a drug compound that could halt the growth of an aggressive form of melanoma. If successful in human clinical trials, a new compound may effectively block the growth of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that accounts for 1 percent of all skin cancer cases. […]

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How skin cancer becomes invasive

How skin cancer becomes invasive

In a study on mouse models and human tissue, researchers have revealed how aggressive forms of skin cancer are able to co-opt the immune system to become invasive. Knowing this could lead to better, more effective treatments. A study reveals the key factors that allow melanoma to become invasive. New research, the findings of which […]

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Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for […]

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What to know about nodular melanoma

What to know about nodular melanoma

Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is the most aggressive form of melanoma because it grows and spreads quickly and can often go unnoticed. This article will explain what nodular melanoma is and describe the symptoms to look out for. What is nodular melanoma? Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin […]

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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Healthcare professionals advise people to check for signs of skin cancer regularly throughout the year. Early detection improves the outlook of each type of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the most dangerous type, and it is less common than other forms of skin cancer. In […]

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Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

In the treatment of melanoma, tumor cells sometimes develop a resistance to anticancer drugs. A new study asks whether an antibiotic may provide extra firepower to bolster existing treatments. An antibiotic may boost melanoma treatment. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes. These are cells that contain pigment. It is one […]