Skin Cancer News
December 12, 2019

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Novel Nano-Vaccine for Melanoma

Researchers have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their approach has so far proven effective in preventing the development of melanoma in mouse ... read more

Beneficial Skin Bacteria Protect Against Skin Cancer

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. Researchers now report on a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against ... read more

How Melanoma Tumors Form

Researchers have documented in continuous, real time how melanoma cells form tumors. The team report the process is similar to that of breast cancer cells and have successfully screened for two ... read more

Revolutionary Approach for Treating Glioblastoma Works With Human Cells

Researchers describe how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials -- and real ... read more
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Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Treating Skin Cancer

The use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, according to a new ... read more

Findings Could Identify Aggressive Breast Cancers That Will Respond to Immunotherapy

Researchers discovered a biological signature that could help identify which triple negative breast cancers might respond to immunotherapy and other ... read more

Blocking a Survival Mechanism Could Tackle Melanoma Treatment Resistance

The effectiveness of current treatments for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, could be improved by using approaches that wipe out the 'survival system' of cancer cells according ... read more

Discovery: New Biomarker for Cancer Stem Cells

Medical researchers have discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow ... read more

Protein Could Offer Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer

A protein that drives growth of pancreatic cancer, and which could be a target for new treatments, has been ... read more

Vitamin D Dials Down the Aggression in Melanoma Cells

Vitamin D influences the behavior of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. The researchers discovered that vitamin D influences a ... read more

Drug-Light Combo Could Offer Control Over CAR T-Cell Therapy

Bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. They developed a system that allows them to select where and when CAR T cells get turned on so ... read more

Skin Cancer Prevention Program May Have Reduced Melanoma in Australians

A skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart may have contributed to a recent reduction in melanoma among younger residents of Melbourne, according to a new study. According to the authors, the ... read more

Investigational Drug With Immunotherapy May Provide New Therapeutic Opportunity for Patients Previously Treated for Kidney and Lung Cancer

Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer. Pegilodecakin with pembrolizumab and nivolumab shown to be ... read more

B Cells Linked to Immunotherapy for Melanoma

Immunotherapy uses our body's own immune system to fight cancer. Many current immunotherapies focus on T cells, but new research shows that another type of cell, B cells, might also play an ... read more

Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

Researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma do not respond to immunotherapy cancer ... read more

Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy May Vary by Treatment Type

In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called ... read more

How the Sun Damages Our Skin

Researchers have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our ... read more

Numbers Count in the Genetics of Moles and Melanomas

Scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient's risk of developing ... read more

MDM2 Counteracts Resistance to CDK4/6 Inhibitors for Melanoma Therapy

A study has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma ... read more

Moles on the Body Largely Influenced by Genetics, Finds New Study

A new study has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your ... read more

Researchers Make Immunotherapy Work for Treatment-Resistant Lymphoma

Researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach ... read more

Genetic Testing Motivates Behavior Changes in Families at Risk for Melanoma

A new study investigated whether genetic testing would motivate people at risk of developing melanoma to alter their behavior in order to reduce their ... read more

Fat Cells Play Key Role in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

Reseachers have found that fat cells play a key role in the dangerous transformation of ... read more

New Technique Helps Create More Personalized Therapies for People With Advanced Cancers

Using an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a ... read more

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