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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…

Advanced Head and Neck Melanomas Often Found Where They’re Hardest to See

Sep 07 2016

Melanoma News Today: Advanced-stage cutaneous head and neck melanomas are diagnosed more often on the scalp or back of the neck than toward the front of…

Melanoma associated with moles have better prognosis.

Aug 29 2016

Melanoma News Today – Nevus-associated melanomas, or melanomas that are associated with a mole, are less likely to have an adverse histopathology…

A Closer Look at Melanoma at St. Jude

Aug 05 2016

Isaiah Mainer recently took part in the Pediatric and Adolescent Melanoma Referral Clinic created for children who were treated at other institutions.…