Melanoma

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.
What are Melanomas?

The treatment of melanoma may involve surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or a combination of several treatment techniques. Each of these treatments is outlined below.

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Immunotherapy treatment may be appropriate for patients with earlier stages of melanoma

Immunotherapy treatment may be appropriate for patients with earlier stages of melanoma

Specially designed lipid nanoparticles overcome resistance to anti-tumor immunotherapy

Specially designed lipid nanoparticles overcome resistance to anti-tumor immunotherapy

Scientists identify new approach to overcome resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Scientists identify new approach to overcome resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Skin cancer patients could have better prognosis with stronger T cell receptor signal strength

Skin cancer patients could have better prognosis with stronger T cell receptor signal strength

Defective versions of tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

Defective versions of tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

Study highlights the importance of deeply exploring the immune responses against cancer

Study highlights the importance of deeply exploring the immune responses against cancer

Study looks at drug resistance in BRAF-mutated gliomas

Study looks at drug resistance in BRAF-mutated gliomas

MD Anderson and SNIPR BIOME join forces to advance new CRISPR-based microbiome therapeutics

MD Anderson and SNIPR BIOME join forces to advance new CRISPR-based microbiome therapeutics

World-first 3D scanning technology could enable earlier detection of skin cancer

World-first 3D scanning technology could enable earlier detection of skin cancer

Simple blood test enables early detection of immunotherapy-triggered encephalitis

Simple blood test enables early detection of immunotherapy-triggered encephalitis

UniSA researchers are putting cancer patients at the heart of clinical trials

UniSA researchers are putting cancer patients at the heart of clinical trials

The tale of mRNA vaccines: Turning calamity into opportunity

The tale of mRNA vaccines: Turning calamity into opportunity

Researchers study the role of low-density granulocytes in COVID-19

Researchers study the role of low-density granulocytes in COVID-19

MSK researchers identify potential biomarker of response to checkpoint immunotherapy

MSK researchers identify potential biomarker of response to checkpoint immunotherapy

Intestinal microorganisms help regulate anti-tumor immune responses to radiation therapy, study finds

Intestinal microorganisms help regulate anti-tumor immune responses to radiation therapy, study finds

Study uncovers how breast cancer cells use cholesterol to overcome stress-induced death mechanism

Study uncovers how breast cancer cells use cholesterol to overcome stress-induced death mechanism

UCLA scientists receive $1 million translational award to advance CAR T cell therapy for rare melanomas

UCLA scientists receive $1 million translational award to advance CAR T cell therapy for rare melanomas

Rice University awarded $4 million CPRIT grant to establish Genetic Design and Engineering Center

Rice University awarded $4 million CPRIT grant to establish Genetic Design and Engineering Center

Study illuminates genetic understanding of aggressive childhood leukemias

Study illuminates genetic understanding of aggressive childhood leukemias

Prior treatment may impact efficacy of ACT-TIL in patients with metastatic melanoma

Prior treatment may impact efficacy of ACT-TIL in patients with metastatic melanoma