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Study IDs Mechanism Underlying Metastatic Behavior in Melanoma Cells

Feb 27 2017

MELANOMA NEWS TODAY: Researchers have identified a cellular pathway that regulates the ability of melanoma cells to migrate to other parts of the…

Treatment Blocking Melanoma Metastasis May be on the Horizon

Feb 27 2017

Findings show that the metastatic potential of a cancer may be dependent on what we eat, since the newly identified factor depends on fat to do its work.

Stanford: Algorithm “trained” to detect melanoma

Feb 13 2017

  SMART PHONE APP TRAINED TO DETECT MELANOMA. MELANOMA NEWS TODAY: A team of Stanford scientists are developing an artificially intelligent (AI)…

Minnesota has highest incidence rate of melanoma in Midwest

Jan 06 2017

January 6, 2017: Despite increased efforts to raise public awareness about the prevention and early detection of melanoma, a growing proportion of…

Research Study: Indoor tanning age restriction could have a significant impact on melanoma incidence

Dec 20 2016

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in…

Combo Therapy Improves Outcomes in Melanoma Brain Metastasis

Oct 03 2016

Melanoma News Today: Therapies that target elements of the immune system or certain pathways active in cancer cells, in combination with radiation…

Where is the disconnect?

Jun 21 2016

98% of Millennial Women Know Skin Cancer Is Deadly. So Why Are They Still Tanning? It’s not a complete shocker to hear…

Aging Influences Melanoma Response to Therapies, but Antioxidants Could Provide Answer

May 02 2016

April 2016: The risk of developing cancer increases with age as accumulated damage to the cells and chronic inflammation arise over time. In…

The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better

Mar 11 2016

Tumors contain the seeds of their own destruction. We just need to work out how to activate them. The rise of immunotherapy…

Top US Colleges Support Dangerous Indoor Tanning

Sep 07 2016

We send our children off to college hoping they receive a good education and make lifelong friends.  But many of our nation’s…