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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Novel drug combination shows promise for treating advanced skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients

Novel drug combination shows promise for treating advanced skin cancers in kidney transplant recipients

Study reveals distinct molecular features of proximal and distal colon cancers

Study reveals distinct molecular features of proximal and distal colon cancers

Study: Antibody combination shows safety and anti-tumor activity in advanced cancer patients

Study: Antibody combination shows safety and anti-tumor activity in advanced cancer patients

How did COVID-19 impact cancer incidence trends in the US?

How did COVID-19 impact cancer incidence trends in the US?

Pioneering cell-based treatment for melanoma offered at Siteman Cancer Center

Pioneering cell-based treatment for melanoma offered at Siteman Cancer Center

Aging alters fibroblasts to promote pancreatic cancer growth

Aging alters fibroblasts to promote pancreatic cancer growth

Lockdown delays in melanoma diagnosis cost Europe £6bn and thousands of lives

Lockdown delays in melanoma diagnosis cost Europe £6bn and thousands of lives

Innovative immunotherapy targets rare melanoma subtypes

Innovative immunotherapy targets rare melanoma subtypes

Innovative treatment increases survival of people with malignant mesothelioma, trial shows

Innovative treatment increases survival of people with malignant mesothelioma, trial shows

Phosphoproteomic profiling reveals the complex interplay of immune cells in tumors

Phosphoproteomic profiling reveals the complex interplay of immune cells in tumors

Advanced melanoma survival rates improve significantly from 2013 to 2019, Dutch study finds

Advanced melanoma survival rates improve significantly from 2013 to 2019, Dutch study finds

How does melanin distribution impact UV damage?

How does melanin distribution impact UV damage?

Androgen receptor signaling found to upregulate gene driving melanoma severity in men

Androgen receptor signaling found to upregulate gene driving melanoma severity in men

Immune cell networks key to success of personalized cancer treatment

Immune cell networks key to success of personalized cancer treatment

Specific epigenetic pathway found to be involved in the development of melanoma drug resistance

Specific epigenetic pathway found to be involved in the development of melanoma drug resistance

Researchers develop a more trustworthy method to diagnose diseases using AI tools

Researchers develop a more trustworthy method to diagnose diseases using AI tools

Scientists reveal direct link between mitochondrial DNA mutations and cancer treatment response

Scientists reveal direct link between mitochondrial DNA mutations and cancer treatment response

Research upends understanding of circadian clock in melanoma

Research upends understanding of circadian clock in melanoma

Study addresses knowledge gap of clinical features and outcomes of Black patients with melanoma

Study addresses knowledge gap of clinical features and outcomes of Black patients with melanoma

Mutations found in skin cancers could be harnessed to mend broken hearts

Mutations found in skin cancers could be harnessed to mend broken hearts