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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New study overturns ‘snapshot’ model of cell cycle accepted since 1974

New study overturns ‘snapshot’ model of cell cycle accepted since 1974

Immunotherapy may benefit mCRPC patients with specific markers of immune activation

Immunotherapy may benefit mCRPC patients with specific markers of immune activation

Combination produces more proliferative, enduring central memory T cells for cellular therapy

Combination produces more proliferative, enduring central memory T cells for cellular therapy

Cancer could potentially be treated with new immunotherapy approach, say researchers

Cancer could potentially be treated with new immunotherapy approach, say researchers

Study identifies brake on immune activity raising new possibilities for anticancer therapy

Study identifies brake on immune activity raising new possibilities for anticancer therapy

Immunotherapy treatment shows promise for some patients with advanced rare cancers

Immunotherapy treatment shows promise for some patients with advanced rare cancers

Targeting PI3Kβ alone and with combination therapy in PTEN-deficient tumors

Targeting PI3Kβ alone and with combination therapy in PTEN-deficient tumors

'Natural killer' cells could help stop progression of Parkinson's disease

'Natural killer' cells could help stop progression of Parkinson's disease

Research shows how immune cells act to limit tumor development

Research shows how immune cells act to limit tumor development

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Blood test for microbial DNA could warn of cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

AI taps human knowledge for faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

AI taps human knowledge for faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Crushed by a hospital bill? Stand up for yourself

Crushed by a hospital bill? Stand up for yourself

Building a 3D scaffolding to monitor tumor growth in real time and controlled environments

Building a 3D scaffolding to monitor tumor growth in real time and controlled environments

First-ever study compares cancer prevalence among transgender and cisgender individuals

First-ever study compares cancer prevalence among transgender and cisgender individuals

New 'Immuno-Engineering to Improve Immunotherapy' Center formed to advance cancer therapy

New 'Immuno-Engineering to Improve Immunotherapy' Center formed to advance cancer therapy

Molecule-sized drills can target diseased cells and kill them in minutes

Molecule-sized drills can target diseased cells and kill them in minutes

AI helps reveal apparent cellular distinctions between black and white cancer patients

AI helps reveal apparent cellular distinctions between black and white cancer patients

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

New type of adoptive cell therapy could target prostate and pancreatic cancers in humans

New approach may lead to targeted treatments for certain macrophages or their mechanisms

New approach may lead to targeted treatments for certain macrophages or their mechanisms