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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.
Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Crucial discovery may help better diagnose and treat children with Hirschsprung disease

Crucial discovery may help better diagnose and treat children with Hirschsprung disease

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Cancer rates falling in the US

Cancer rates falling in the US

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Innovative new cancer drug enters the first phase of clinical trials

Innovative new cancer drug enters the first phase of clinical trials

Phase 3 trial of Ceplene in acute myeloid leukemia meets primary trial endpoint

Phase 3 trial of Ceplene in acute myeloid leukemia meets primary trial endpoint

Restrictions by health insurers and government to control expenses may hurt the malignant melanoma drug market

Restrictions by health insurers and government to control expenses may hurt the malignant melanoma drug market

World's first gene therapy trial aimed at preventing cancer

World's first gene therapy trial aimed at preventing cancer

Australian company receives FDA orphan drug designation for product to treat malignant melanomas

Australian company receives FDA orphan drug designation for product to treat malignant melanomas

Misconceptions lead to late diagnosis of melanoma in African Americans

Misconceptions lead to late diagnosis of melanoma in African Americans

Teenagers ignore warnings on skin cancer

Teenagers ignore warnings on skin cancer

UK, skin cancer specialists to check out moles

UK, skin cancer specialists to check out moles

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

Skin cancer is now the UK's most common cancer in both men and women

Skin cancer is now the UK's most common cancer in both men and women

New insights into how tumors neutralize CD8 T cells

New insights into how tumors neutralize CD8 T cells

Cancer-specific protein offers new target for the development of melanoma vaccine

Cancer-specific protein offers new target for the development of melanoma vaccine

FDA approval for skin cancer cream

FDA approval for skin cancer cream

FDA approves advanced malignant melanoma drug

FDA approves advanced malignant melanoma drug

Protein sequences harder to predict than originally thought

Protein sequences harder to predict than originally thought