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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Deep visual proteomics is redefining cancer diagnostics

Deep visual proteomics is redefining cancer diagnostics

Researchers discover potential treatment approach for advanced uveal melanoma

Researchers discover potential treatment approach for advanced uveal melanoma

Study identifies cancer biomarkers based on a type of genetic modification

Study identifies cancer biomarkers based on a type of genetic modification

Topical drugs may regress congenital giant nevi and prevent skin cancer

Topical drugs may regress congenital giant nevi and prevent skin cancer

New research project to explore sun safety policies in primary schools in Wales

New research project to explore sun safety policies in primary schools in Wales

World's first Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center could revolutionize cancer care

World's first Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center could revolutionize cancer care

New guideline provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases

New guideline provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases

T cell behavior informs metastatic melanoma outcomes

T cell behavior informs metastatic melanoma outcomes

Mathematical modeling reveals important factors that govern the effectiveness of adaptive therapy

Mathematical modeling reveals important factors that govern the effectiveness of adaptive therapy

Targeting interleukin-6 could help reduce immune-related adverse events from immunotherapy

Targeting interleukin-6 could help reduce immune-related adverse events from immunotherapy

Scientists explore immunopathology of COVID-19

Scientists explore immunopathology of COVID-19

Study illuminates why cowpea mosaic virus is exceptionally effective against cancer

Study illuminates why cowpea mosaic virus is exceptionally effective against cancer

A potential way for overcoming immunotherapy resistance in patients with mucosal melanomas

A potential way for overcoming immunotherapy resistance in patients with mucosal melanomas

Recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program announced

Recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program announced

Correlations between SARS-CoV-2 outcomes and cancer

Correlations between SARS-CoV-2 outcomes and cancer

Blood test can reveal the presence of circulating melanoma cells, research shows

Blood test can reveal the presence of circulating melanoma cells, research shows

New study pinpoints how immune checkpoint protein LAG3 modulates T cell activity

New study pinpoints how immune checkpoint protein LAG3 modulates T cell activity

Role of cGAS-STING in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Role of cGAS-STING in SARS-CoV-2 infection

New data-driven mechanistic approach can help reduce drug costs and treat diseases

New data-driven mechanistic approach can help reduce drug costs and treat diseases

Recent advances in non-viral nano-vector delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing payloads

Recent advances in non-viral nano-vector delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing payloads