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Melanoma is a form of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or in the intestines.
Fred Hutch scientists make important step in identifying specific T cells to fight against cancer

Fred Hutch scientists make important step in identifying specific T cells to fight against cancer

Study reveals promising therapeutic approach that can be beneficial for older melanoma patients

Study reveals promising therapeutic approach that can be beneficial for older melanoma patients

Drugs that target tissue stiffness could potentially prevent cancer metastasis

Drugs that target tissue stiffness could potentially prevent cancer metastasis

Melanoma patients' immunotherapy response linked to diversity and makeup of gut bacteria

Melanoma patients' immunotherapy response linked to diversity and makeup of gut bacteria

Researchers show how metabolism drives proliferation of tumor cells

Researchers show how metabolism drives proliferation of tumor cells

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

HCI researchers uncover how epithelial cells naturally turn over to maintain constant numbers

HCI researchers uncover how epithelial cells naturally turn over to maintain constant numbers

Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

Melanoma research breakthrough opens up new pathways to treatment

Melanoma research breakthrough opens up new pathways to treatment

Next-generation sequencing assay shows accuracy, sensitivity in detecting genetic mutations in tumors

Next-generation sequencing assay shows accuracy, sensitivity in detecting genetic mutations in tumors

New discovery could lead to development of new cancer treatments

New discovery could lead to development of new cancer treatments

New NCCN patient guide for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia helps make informed treatment decisions

New NCCN patient guide for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia helps make informed treatment decisions

Study paves way for therapies against myeloid-derived suppressor cells that collude with cancer

Study paves way for therapies against myeloid-derived suppressor cells that collude with cancer

Sanford clinical study exploring immunotherapy drug to treat patients with advanced esophageal cancer

Sanford clinical study exploring immunotherapy drug to treat patients with advanced esophageal cancer

Research provides insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumors

Research provides insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumors

ALCMI and Scancell collaborate to advance cancer vaccine clinical trials in NSCLC patients

ALCMI and Scancell collaborate to advance cancer vaccine clinical trials in NSCLC patients

New immunotherapy active against mucosal melanoma and improves survival for bladder cancer patients

New immunotherapy active against mucosal melanoma and improves survival for bladder cancer patients

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050