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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PET imaging can enable accurate diagnosis of recurring brain metastases

PET imaging can enable accurate diagnosis of recurring brain metastases

Researchers use 3-D bioprinting to create custom-shaped cartilage for use in surgical procedures

Researchers use 3-D bioprinting to create custom-shaped cartilage for use in surgical procedures

Immunome could provide unprecedented insight into an individual’s health

Immunome could provide unprecedented insight into an individual’s health

Arresting tumor growth for a variety of cancers through T cell engineering

Arresting tumor growth for a variety of cancers through T cell engineering

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust first to offer treatment in cancer patients’ homes

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust first to offer treatment in cancer patients’ homes

Researchers address the importance of increasing efforts to limit indoor tanning among minors

Researchers address the importance of increasing efforts to limit indoor tanning among minors

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

New potential target for treating metastasized oral malignant melanoma in dogs

New potential target for treating metastasized oral malignant melanoma in dogs

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

New recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards announced

New recipients for the 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards announced

Tanning bed ban among minors would prevent melanoma and save millions in healthcare costs

Tanning bed ban among minors would prevent melanoma and save millions in healthcare costs

Anti-diabetic drug phenformin may prompt stronger cancer-fighting activities

Anti-diabetic drug phenformin may prompt stronger cancer-fighting activities

Experts to discuss advanced cancer cell and gene therapies at Summit 2021

Experts to discuss advanced cancer cell and gene therapies at Summit 2021

Campaign informing about risk of tanning should consider people’s resistance to message

Campaign informing about risk of tanning should consider people’s resistance to message

Melanoma mortality is higher in Utah than in any other state, shows report

Melanoma mortality is higher in Utah than in any other state, shows report

Novel immunotherapy approach may offer therapeutic advantages for melanoma

Novel immunotherapy approach may offer therapeutic advantages for melanoma

Study shows how melanoma cells evade detection and destruction by immune cells

Study shows how melanoma cells evade detection and destruction by immune cells

Increased incidence of melanoma in Utah points to overdiagnosis

Increased incidence of melanoma in Utah points to overdiagnosis

A collaborative effort to evaluate treatment of liver and pancreatic tumors

A collaborative effort to evaluate treatment of liver and pancreatic tumors

Inhibition of NLRP3 complex  can reduce inflammation in melanoma patients

Inhibition of NLRP3 complex can reduce inflammation in melanoma patients