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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.
Researchers describe promising strategy to remove melanoma's most powerful defenses

Researchers describe promising strategy to remove melanoma's most powerful defenses

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors

New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Altered nitrogen metabolism may contribute to emergence of new cancer mutations

Altered nitrogen metabolism may contribute to emergence of new cancer mutations

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Cancer cells release biological 'drones' to assist in the fight against immune system

Cancer cells release biological 'drones' to assist in the fight against immune system

Researchers find ways to render curcumin soluble and deliver it to infected tumors

Researchers find ways to render curcumin soluble and deliver it to infected tumors

Inhibiting a protein could enhance effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies

Inhibiting a protein could enhance effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies

Gene linked to hair loss could be exploited to improve cancer immunotherapy

Gene linked to hair loss could be exploited to improve cancer immunotherapy

BRAF inhibitors may be effective at treating rare ovarian cancer, study shows

BRAF inhibitors may be effective at treating rare ovarian cancer, study shows

Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

Early detection plays big role in nail melanoma prognosis

Early detection plays big role in nail melanoma prognosis

New research highlights value of free skin cancer screening program

New research highlights value of free skin cancer screening program

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

New research uncovers AEP enzyme's importance to immunity

New research uncovers AEP enzyme's importance to immunity

ECU researchers develop world’s first blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages

ECU researchers develop world’s first blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages

Regular sunscreen use protects young people from melanoma

Regular sunscreen use protects young people from melanoma

Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies may experience delayed skin reactions

Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies may experience delayed skin reactions