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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The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

Detection of filoviruses by the innate immune system

Detection of filoviruses by the innate immune system

New study points to a strategy for inhibiting hyper-progression of melanoma

New study points to a strategy for inhibiting hyper-progression of melanoma

High-risk stage III-IV melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab report better quality of life

High-risk stage III-IV melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab report better quality of life

Single drug compound may offer a promising new strategy for treating prostate cancer patients

Single drug compound may offer a promising new strategy for treating prostate cancer patients

Over 440 SCI articles published! BGI’s cancer genetics and cell research fuels innovation

Over 440 SCI articles published! BGI’s cancer genetics and cell research fuels innovation

Fungi detected in 35 cancer types, often intracellular

Fungi detected in 35 cancer types, often intracellular

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

SARS-CoV-2 open reading frame 3c protein found to be targeted selectively to mitochondria

SARS-CoV-2 open reading frame 3c protein found to be targeted selectively to mitochondria

Researchers discover the mechanism for heart complications from immune checkpoint inhibitors

Researchers discover the mechanism for heart complications from immune checkpoint inhibitors

Machine learning algorithm predicts a tumor’s response to immune checkpoint blockade

Machine learning algorithm predicts a tumor’s response to immune checkpoint blockade

Research findings could bolster the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint therapy

Research findings could bolster the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint therapy

What are the current challenges and future directions of mRNA nanomedicine?

What are the current challenges and future directions of mRNA nanomedicine?

Study finds a positive impact of exercise on the gut microbiome of cancer patients

Study finds a positive impact of exercise on the gut microbiome of cancer patients

How mRNA vaccines work without an added adjuvant

How mRNA vaccines work without an added adjuvant

Pitt scientists solve the mystery of how melanoma tumors control their mortality

Pitt scientists solve the mystery of how melanoma tumors control their mortality

Study: No significant difference in cancer risk in rheumatology patients with history of malignancy taking DMARDs

Study: No significant difference in cancer risk in rheumatology patients with history of malignancy taking DMARDs

Study identifies a subset of melanoma patients with very low risk of death

Study identifies a subset of melanoma patients with very low risk of death

HPV vaccine rates in Utah increase by more than 16% among young men and women, CDC data reveals

HPV vaccine rates in Utah increase by more than 16% among young men and women, CDC data reveals

UAB researchers report lack of predictability for fecal microbial transplants without prior antibiotic therapy

UAB researchers report lack of predictability for fecal microbial transplants without prior antibiotic therapy