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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.
Preliminary study for detection of pancreatic cancer shows encouraging results

Preliminary study for detection of pancreatic cancer shows encouraging results

Scientists discover novel mechanism of action for NK cells in checkpoint inhibitor for cancer

Scientists discover novel mechanism of action for NK cells in checkpoint inhibitor for cancer

Limiting UV exposure is the number one way to reduce rising female skin cancer rates

Limiting UV exposure is the number one way to reduce rising female skin cancer rates

Researchers aim to develop a plaster for detecting skin cancer

Researchers aim to develop a plaster for detecting skin cancer

Fat cells may be egging on melanoma cells to become more aggressive

Fat cells may be egging on melanoma cells to become more aggressive

New technology helps develop more personalized treatments for patients with advanced cancers

New technology helps develop more personalized treatments for patients with advanced cancers

Embrace your natural skin tone to prevent skin cancer, say experts

Embrace your natural skin tone to prevent skin cancer, say experts

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working

New method spots rare immune cells reactive against cancer

New method spots rare immune cells reactive against cancer

UMass Amherst scientist receives $792,000 grant to advance cancer immunotherapy research

UMass Amherst scientist receives $792,000 grant to advance cancer immunotherapy research

Living with advanced breast cancer

Living with advanced breast cancer

Research sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repair

Research sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repair

Study could lead to new strategies for slowing the growth of glioblastoma

Study could lead to new strategies for slowing the growth of glioblastoma

GW researchers underscore need for tailored skin cancer prevention programs

GW researchers underscore need for tailored skin cancer prevention programs

New drug combination found to be effective against uveal melanoma in preclinical studies

New drug combination found to be effective against uveal melanoma in preclinical studies

Scientists aim to develop new ointment that could reduce risks of primary skin cancer

Scientists aim to develop new ointment that could reduce risks of primary skin cancer

Gene mutation discovery leads to novel treatment for patient with severe lymphatic condition

Gene mutation discovery leads to novel treatment for patient with severe lymphatic condition

Physicians trained in dermatoscopy can improve odds for early detection of melanoma

Physicians trained in dermatoscopy can improve odds for early detection of melanoma

Protein linked to malignant melanoma

Protein linked to malignant melanoma