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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Existing drug may be effective in treating SARS-CoV-2

Existing drug may be effective in treating SARS-CoV-2

Melanoma mutations result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight, study reports

Melanoma mutations result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight, study reports

Removing RNA-binding protein in subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer's development

Removing RNA-binding protein in subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer's development

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Antibiotics may be the new weapon to fight against melanoma

Antibiotics may be the new weapon to fight against melanoma

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

Researchers use information theory to monitor resistance mechanisms to targeted cancer therapy

Researchers use information theory to monitor resistance mechanisms to targeted cancer therapy

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

T cells can be engineered to fight tumors without succumbing to exhaustion

T cells can be engineered to fight tumors without succumbing to exhaustion

A small molecule inhibitor shows promise to reduce the growth of uveal melanoma

A small molecule inhibitor shows promise to reduce the growth of uveal melanoma

Scientists discover potential marker for the success of immunotherapy in lung cancer patients

Scientists discover potential marker for the success of immunotherapy in lung cancer patients

Skin pigmentation mechanism confers major protection against UV-related cancers

Skin pigmentation mechanism confers major protection against UV-related cancers

New PET imaging method tracks immunotherapeutic efficacy in mouse models

New PET imaging method tracks immunotherapeutic efficacy in mouse models

EORTC partners with Pierre Fabre to support patients with stage 2 melanoma

EORTC partners with Pierre Fabre to support patients with stage 2 melanoma

UTHSC researchers publish new findings on how obesity impacts cancer treatments

UTHSC researchers publish new findings on how obesity impacts cancer treatments

Researchers trace gecko’s skin tumors to a gene implicated in deadly cancer

Researchers trace gecko’s skin tumors to a gene implicated in deadly cancer

New dietary fiber formulation improves the potency of cancer immunotherapies

New dietary fiber formulation improves the potency of cancer immunotherapies

SARS-CoV N protein elicits production of IFN-β by provoking ubiquitination of RIG-I, finds study

SARS-CoV N protein elicits production of IFN-β by provoking ubiquitination of RIG-I, finds study

Cancer immunotherapy may self-limit its efficacy in fighting tumors, study finds

Cancer immunotherapy may self-limit its efficacy in fighting tumors, study finds