A review of prevalent methods for automatic skin lesion diagnosis
(Bentham Science Publishers) The three prevalent skin cancers, according to the literature are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring
While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Complete Response After Discontinuation of Pembrolizumab Complete Response After Discontinuation of Pembrolizumab
Pembrolizumab offers'hope for a cure'for some patients with metastatic melanoma.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do your moles put you at risk of melanoma? Find out through ABCDE
(Natural News) Moles are a common sight on a person’s body. These dark-colored clusters of pigmented cells usually appear during childhood, but can fade or disappear with age. While most are harmless, some moles may become deadly over time. Moles can be a risk factor for melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Melanoma may sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Complete Responses Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures Immunotherapy Complete Responses Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures
Because complete response from pembrolizumab is durable, Dr Weber is predicting that a cure for melanoma may be possible.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Melanoma linked with CLL, close monitoring recommended
(University of Rochester Medical Center) While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery -- these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer cells send out 'drones' to battle immune system from afar
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Checkpoint inhibitor therapies have made metastatic melanoma and other cancers a survivable condition for 20 to 30 percent of treated patients, but clinicians have had very limited ways of knowing which patients will respond. Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism by which tumors suppress the immune system. Their findings also usher in the possibility that a straightforward blood test could predict and monitor cancer patients' response to immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bleeding mole?
Most bleeding moles result from superficial cuts or snags. A person can treat a bleeding mole at home by applying pressure and a bandage. However, if a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, or it starts to resemble an open sore, speak to a doctor. In this article, learn about these and other symptoms of melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Signs of melanoma and non-melanoma - are you at risk?
SKIN cancer symptoms are most commonly associated with moles on the skin. But this is only a sign of melanoma - non-melanoma skin cancer has a very different appearance. Are you at risk of either type? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Melanoma & mdash; Early stage and advanced melanoma
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Sentinel node biopsy for melanoma
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoSec inks research deal to analyze clinical trial participants
OncoSec Medical (NSDQ:ONCS) said today that it inked a research deal with Dr. Roger Lo and his research team at the University of California Los Angeles to study participants from the biotech company’s Pisces/Keynote-695 Phase IIb clinical trial. Dr. Lo and his team are slated to perform genetic, transcriptomic and methylomic analyses of patients from OncoSec’s melanoma trial, which is focused on the intra-tumoral delivery of tavokinogene telseplasmid combined with Merck‘s (NYSE:MRK) Keytruda for people with metastatic melanoma. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Busi...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat OncoSec Medical Source Type: news

Solving its insolubility, researchers discover method to deliver curcumin to cancer cells
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Scientists have discovered that curcumin to be an effective agent for killing cancer cells. Curcumin's effective has been extremely limited because it isn't natually soluble in water. Recently, however a team led by Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has created a sophisticated metallocyclic complex using platinum that has not only enabled curcumin's solubility, but whose synergy has proven 100 times more effective in treating various cancer types such as melanoma and breast cancer cells than using curcumin and platinum agents separately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Sunscreen products block the production of vitamin D by 99%
(Natural News) In recent decades, the mainstream media has spread such fear about skin cancer that most of us religiously lather ourselves in sunblock as soon as we hit the outdoors. While it is certainly true that it is important to take precautions to prevent the skin damage that can result in melanoma, it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thirteen Jobs That Can Up Your Risk for Cancer
Heating metals to very high temperatures can be incredibly dangerous for the 111 million people around the world who weld. The culprits are welding fumes, as well as exposure to radiation and asbestos, according to scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. These toxins can potentially cause lung cancer, kidney cancer, and melanoma of the eye, as well as other health problems.08/01/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 1, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Thyroid Storm in Hashimoto's Disease Drug-Induced Thyroid Storm in Hashimoto's Disease
Were the immune checkpoint inhibitors used to treat his melanoma responsible for development of thyroid storm in this patient with concurrent Hashimoto's disease and diabetes?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Do We Predict Anti-PD-1 Therapy Response in Melanoma?
A set of reproducible biomarkers are associated with better response rates to anti –PD-1 therapy in patients with advanced melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Melanoma Biomarkers May Predict Response to Immunotherapy Melanoma Biomarkers May Predict Response to Immunotherapy
Expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II proteins may help predict a patient's response to melanoma immunotherapy, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Four New Cancer Drugs Recommended for Approval in Europe Four New Cancer Drugs Recommended for Approval in Europe
The new drugs include targeted agents for melanoma, immunotherapy for lung cancer, and a new agent for use in metastatic breast cancer, as well as generics and biosimilars.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

' Very Impressive' Overall Survival for Melanoma Combination'Very Impressive' Overall Survival for Melanoma Combination
Dr Weber discusses new'intriguing'overall survival data on the COLUMBUS trial presented at ASCO 2018.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Beauty Queen Learns: Fingernail Cancer Is Real
Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can occur anywhere in the body -- including in your nails, as an Illinois beauty queen learned. The key clue: A black vertical line on her thumbnail. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Bevacizumab Be Recommended in High-Risk Melanoma?
Treatment of high-risk melanoma with adjuvant bevacizumab following resection improves disease-free survival over standard observation, but not overall survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Six signs to look out for on your body to indicate the disease
SKIN cancer symptoms are usually associated with a change in appearance of a mole on the skin, but a mole is usually a sign of just one type of skin cancer - melanoma. So what other signs should you be looking out for on your body? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Case Report Touts Success with Opdivo
Not every mesothelioma patient benefits from the immunotherapy drug Opdivo, but for the ones that do, the response can be lifesaving. Opdivo, known generically as nivolumab, continues to produce dramatic results, inching it closer to FDA approval for mesothelioma cancer. A recently published individual case report describes “an exceptional and sustained response.” Treatment with Opdivo allowed one patient to go from a downward spiral, with only weeks to live, back into the workforce. “We were blown away by the patient’s response,” lead author Riley Jones, now in his fellowship at the Universit...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 23, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Signs of the cancer revaled in one picture
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Major signs of skin cancer revealed in one picture
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Do I have this cancer? Major sign of melanoma skin cancer revealed
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Do I have the cancer? The BIGGEST SIGN of melanoma skin cancer
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye Cancer Intraocular Uveal Melanoma Treatment
Eye Cancer: Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Arianna F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-Dose Glucocorticoids for Hypophysitis Are Worse in Melanoma Patients
Melanoma patients who were treated with glucocorticoids for ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis had improved survival outcomes if they received low doses. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of Oncotarget. Pauline Zaenke, of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists develop blood test for early melanoma detection
Researchers in Australia have developed the first blood test for detection of melanoma in its early stages, which may allow earlier treatment of the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Ups Survival Even in Melanoma With Brain Mets Immunotherapy Ups Survival Even in Melanoma With Brain Mets
The use of checkpoint inhibitors significantly improved overall survival and the rate of 4-year survival in patients with stage IV melanoma with brain metastases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Narjust Duma on How Gender Affects the Tolerability of Immunotherapy
In this interview, we discuss a study of sex differences in the tolerability of anti –programmed death 1 immunotherapy among patients with metastatic melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Narjust Duma, MD Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 18, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Blood Test for Melanoma The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created by Australian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Blood Test for Melanoma
Title: First Blood Test for MelanomaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A carcinogen at the gym
(University of Connecticut) Gyms are places people go to get healthier. But nearly half the gyms in the U.S. contain a potentially addictive carcinogen -- tanning beds, report UConn researchers in the July 18 issue of JAMA Dermatology. Exercise reduces the risk of every cancer except melanoma. Tanning beds in gyms make tanning seem like part of a healthy lifestyle, undermine public health messaging and target a vulnerable population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds melanoma biomarkers predicting checkpoint blocker response
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Scientists at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) have identified biomarkers in melanoma that could help tailor immunotherapy treatments to maximize the benefits for patients while reducing the likelihood of severe side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sunscreen reduces melanoma risk by 40 per cent in young people
(University of Sydney) A world-first study led by University of Sydney has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent, compared to those who rarely used sunscreen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adjuvant Immunotherapy Ups Recurrence-Free Survival in Melanoma Adjuvant Immunotherapy Ups Recurrence-Free Survival in Melanoma
Dr Jeffrey Weber discusses the results of the KEYNOTE-054 trial, which demonstrated clear benefit with adjuvant pembrolizumab in patients with stage III resected melanoma.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental blood test could detect skin cancer early
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Melanoma: Immunotherapy for brain metastases 'doubles survival'
A new study into U.S. cancer data finds that checkpoint blockade immunotherapy doubles median overall survival in melanoma patients with brain metastases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

There ’s More Good News About Immune Therapies for Cancer
There has been welcome excitement in the cancer field lately about immune-based treatments, which co-opt the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. The so-called immunotherapies have transformed everything from solid cancers like melanoma and lung, to blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia. In the latest study involving one of the first immunotherapies approved by the Food and Drug Administration, researchers report that an immune-based approach can even help people with advanced melanoma, which has spread to the brain, to live longer. The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, included more than 2,700 ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Immune Therapy May Help Melanoma in the Brain
A therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells has been found to help people with melanoma that has spread to the brain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune - Based Therapy May Help When Melanoma Spreads to Brain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Immune-Based Therapy May Help When Melanoma Spreads to Brain
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- A type of therapy that harnesses the immune system is giving new hope to people battling a once hopeless cancer -- melanoma that's spread to the brain. New research involving more than 2,700 U.S. patients is confirming... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news