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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Telomere shortening helps prevent cancer in humans

Telomere shortening helps prevent cancer in humans

Study finds increasing incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults

Study finds increasing incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults

Virus induced lymphocytes show promise for COVID-19 and future pandemics

Virus induced lymphocytes show promise for COVID-19 and future pandemics

Could beta-blockers be a potential treatment for COVID-19?

Could beta-blockers be a potential treatment for COVID-19?

Combining cell engineering with machine learning to design living medicines for cancer

Combining cell engineering with machine learning to design living medicines for cancer

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

Reprogramming T cells into highly active 'super immune cells' can improve immunotherapy benefits

Reprogramming T cells into highly active 'super immune cells' can improve immunotherapy benefits

Researchers discover new functions of key cellular machine in cancer

Researchers discover new functions of key cellular machine in cancer

Study provides new insight into the formation of neural crest cells

Study provides new insight into the formation of neural crest cells

Immunotherapies effective against lung cancer, melanoma may also work against rare skin tumor

Immunotherapies effective against lung cancer, melanoma may also work against rare skin tumor

Computational method could predict immunotherapy response in patients with advanced melanoma

Computational method could predict immunotherapy response in patients with advanced melanoma

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

UV light induces new types of DNA damage that may cause malignant melanoma

UV light induces new types of DNA damage that may cause malignant melanoma

MD Anderson presents positive clinical data from combination cancer therapies at SITC 2020

MD Anderson presents positive clinical data from combination cancer therapies at SITC 2020

A promising vaccine for treating poorly immunogenic tumors

A promising vaccine for treating poorly immunogenic tumors

Surgery studies show progress, opportunity to decrease opioid prescribing

Surgery studies show progress, opportunity to decrease opioid prescribing

Researchers propose a non-invasive, accurate method for melanoma detection

Researchers propose a non-invasive, accurate method for melanoma detection

A new method to improve the preclinical evaluation of CAR T cell therapies

A new method to improve the preclinical evaluation of CAR T cell therapies

Older men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for osteoporosis

Older men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for osteoporosis

Researchers develop novel chemo-immunotherapy agent to treat pancreatic tumors

Researchers develop novel chemo-immunotherapy agent to treat pancreatic tumors