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Newly Discovered Molecular Targets May Treat Difficult Melanomas
2014-01-01 08:56:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A recently-published study in the journal Clinical Cancer Research supported by the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) charitable foundation has identified new molecular targets which could potentially result in new remedies for difficult-to-treat melanomas. A team of investigators, including Dr. Jeffrey A. Sosman of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Dr. William Pao of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, found two novel...

Study Finds Drug-Resistant Melanoma Treatments May Be Enhanced
2013-11-22 09:27:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 8,000 Americans are killed each year by melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer. The presence of mutations in a gene known as the BRAF gene drives approximately 40 percent of advanced melanoma tumors. New medications, called BRAF inhibitors, have shown an ability to rapidly shrink melanoma tumors, however BRAF-mutated tumors often resist early treatment and only partially respond to BRAF inhibitors, which leaves...

2012-05-11 14:20:22

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, estimated by the National Cancer Institute to afflict more than 70,000 people in the United States annually and the incidence rate continues to rise. In a study published online in Genome Research (www.genome.org), researchers have identified a previously unknown non-coding RNA that plays an important role in the biology of melanoma, a finding that could lead to a new target for therapy. Most skin cancers are nonmelanomas, arising from cells...

2012-05-10 23:00:47

The human body does a great job of generating new cells to replace dead ones but it is not perfect. Cells need to communicate with or signal to each other to decide when to generate new cells. Communication or signaling errors in cells lead to uncontrolled cell growth and are the basis of many cancers. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, scientists have made a key discovery in cell signaling that is relevant to the fight against melanoma...

2011-07-20 07:03:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Physician-based screening for melanoma is associated with higher rates of detecting the cancer than self-examinations, according to this study. The disease-specific survival rate for advanced-stage melanoma is poor, so detecting the cancer in an earlier stage is the best means to ensure a favorable prognosis, according to background information in the article. Previous research has demonstrated that patients find most melanomas, and that those lesions tend to be...

2011-07-18 16:29:35

Physician-based screening for melanoma is associated with higher rates of physician-detected melanoma and detection of thinner melanoma, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The disease-specific survival rate for advanced-stage melanoma is poor, so detecting the cancer in an earlier stage is the best means to ensure a favorable prognosis, according to background information in the article. Previous research has...

2011-06-02 01:13:23

Genetic analysis of the tumors from patients with advanced melanoma can clue researchers in to how well patients will respond to a therapy that targets the growth-promoting protein called BRAF, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will report on Monday, June 6 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Looking outside of the BRAF gene, the researchers found loss of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN also appears to be...

2011-01-21 08:15:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new report shows a follow-up program could help detect melanoma earlier in high-risk patients. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers say the latest efforts to improve melanoma prognosis have focused on identifying high-risk individuals. Gabriel Salerni, M.D., from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and colleagues, noted that dermoscopy (a noninvasive diagnostic technique used to examine skin lesions)...

2011-01-17 22:37:15

A follow-up program for patients at high risk of developing skin cancer appears to be associated with the detection of melanomas at early stages and with good prognosis, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the May print issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Efforts to improve melanoma prognosis have focused on identifying and closely monitoring individuals at high risk, according to background information in the article. "Fair-skinned...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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