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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Efficacy of polymeric nano-micelles depends on expression level of c-Myc

Efficacy of polymeric nano-micelles depends on expression level of c-Myc

Tumors use unique mechanism to switch on regulatory T cells for protection

Tumors use unique mechanism to switch on regulatory T cells for protection

Transforming immune killer T-cells into 'super soldiers' to fight against cancer

Transforming immune killer T-cells into 'super soldiers' to fight against cancer

Combination therapy produces clinical benefit for early stage non-small cell lung cancer

Combination therapy produces clinical benefit for early stage non-small cell lung cancer

Novel hydrogel slowly releases RNA nanovaccines to shrink tumors

Novel hydrogel slowly releases RNA nanovaccines to shrink tumors

Mathematical model reveals how cell turnover determines the success of adaptive therapy

Mathematical model reveals how cell turnover determines the success of adaptive therapy

New system distinguishes suspicious pigmented lesions from non-suspicious ones

New system distinguishes suspicious pigmented lesions from non-suspicious ones

Changes to gut microbiome help melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Changes to gut microbiome help melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy

Research shows how chemicals in the tumor microenvironment enable cancer to evade attack

Research shows how chemicals in the tumor microenvironment enable cancer to evade attack

Scientists discover new immunotherapy target for malignant brain tumors

Scientists discover new immunotherapy target for malignant brain tumors

RIG-1-like receptors may play dominant role in suppressing SARS-CoV-2 infection

RIG-1-like receptors may play dominant role in suppressing SARS-CoV-2 infection

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

Scientists avert drug resistance in subtype of brain tumors

Scientists avert drug resistance in subtype of brain tumors

New gut microbiome-based approach may have translational potential for cancer immunotherapy

New gut microbiome-based approach may have translational potential for cancer immunotherapy

Modified CRISPR/Cas9 complex targets specific histones

Modified CRISPR/Cas9 complex targets specific histones

Fecal transplant overcomes resistance to immunotherapy in melanoma patients

Fecal transplant overcomes resistance to immunotherapy in melanoma patients

Biomarkers could help discriminate cancer therapy-associated kidney injury from other causes

Biomarkers could help discriminate cancer therapy-associated kidney injury from other causes

Tiny molecular motions are of key significance in modern anti-cancer drugs

Tiny molecular motions are of key significance in modern anti-cancer drugs

Breast cancer‐on‐a‐chip to test the effectiveness of checkpoint inhibitor drugs

Breast cancer‐on‐a‐chip to test the effectiveness of checkpoint inhibitor drugs

Study discovers promising therapeutic agent to inhibit melanoma progression

Study discovers promising therapeutic agent to inhibit melanoma progression