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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.
Innovative device shows promise in capturing and releasing circulating tumor cells

Innovative device shows promise in capturing and releasing circulating tumor cells

Nanodisc-delivered cancer treatment helps eliminate tumors

Nanodisc-delivered cancer treatment helps eliminate tumors

Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers

Physician assistants less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers

Roswell Park researchers identify driver of cancer-promoting metabolic changes

Roswell Park researchers identify driver of cancer-promoting metabolic changes

FDA approves combination immunotherapy for treatment of kidney cancer

FDA approves combination immunotherapy for treatment of kidney cancer

Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases

Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases

MD Anderson research provides insight into memory T cell development and disease relapse

MD Anderson research provides insight into memory T cell development and disease relapse

Precancerous colon polyps in Lynch syndrome patients display immune activation

Precancerous colon polyps in Lynch syndrome patients display immune activation

UCLA scientists identify four subtypes of melanoma with different drug sensitivities

UCLA scientists identify four subtypes of melanoma with different drug sensitivities

Vascular stabilization biomarker helps optimize timing of anticancer therapies

Vascular stabilization biomarker helps optimize timing of anticancer therapies

New analysis on skin cancer screening rates among indoor tanners

New analysis on skin cancer screening rates among indoor tanners

Researchers create new compound that appears to activate cancer-fighting T cells

Researchers create new compound that appears to activate cancer-fighting T cells

Researchers reveal role of extracellular protein in tumor growth and sustenance

Researchers reveal role of extracellular protein in tumor growth and sustenance

Changing schedules of targeted therapy for melanoma could improve outcomes

Changing schedules of targeted therapy for melanoma could improve outcomes

Scientists discover new family of promising silver-based anti-cancer drugs

Scientists discover new family of promising silver-based anti-cancer drugs

Immunotherapy combination increases overall survival in people with kidney cancer, study shows

Immunotherapy combination increases overall survival in people with kidney cancer, study shows

Targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma

Targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma

Aussies unaware of sun protection rules to prevent skin cancer

Aussies unaware of sun protection rules to prevent skin cancer

Ludwig researchers extend potential for personalized immunotherapy to ovarian cancer, other tumors

Ludwig researchers extend potential for personalized immunotherapy to ovarian cancer, other tumors

New findings yield insights into factors that contribute to aggressive endometrial tumors

New findings yield insights into factors that contribute to aggressive endometrial tumors