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Surgeons Report Melanoma Recurs After 10 Years in More Than 6 Percent of Patients by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 27 Jun 2013 5:37pm Posted by  Neill Abayon Recurrence of melanoma skin cancer 10 or more years after initial treatment is more common than previously thought, occurring in more than one in 20 patients. However, according to a new study, these patients tend to live longer after their cancer returns than patients whose melanoma recurs in the first three ye ... Read on »
FYI: APDA Asks – Is there a connection between Melanoma, Levodopa and PD? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 08 Sep 2012 2:27am Artwork by Sherri Woodbridge Copyright 2011 The following article was written by Diane Church and appeared in the APDA online newsletter recently and I felt the topic worthwhile, valuable, and important to post here…  Thank you, Diane, for such a well-researched and informative article.  The PD community thanks you. If you are ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm China Attacks U.S. Toothpaste Warning China's main food safety regulator has rejected a U.S. government warning that consumers should avoid toothpaste made in that country because it may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze. Calling a Friday warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "unscientific, irresponsible and contr ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Protein May Predict Melanoma's Recurrence Melanoma patients with higher levels of a protein called S-100 in their blood may run a higher risk of having the potentially deadly skin cancer return, a new study says. The study tested serum samples from 103 patients who were treated with high-dose interferon, a standard therapy for melanoma; t ... Read on »
NIH researchers complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer;Study is the most comprehensive view of melanoma’s genetic by Cancer.gov Posted Sat 23 Apr 2011 10:33pm NIH researchers complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer; Study is the most comprehensive view of melanoma’s genetic landscape A team led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health is the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the deadliest form of skin cancer. The research ... Read on »
Celebrex for melanoma by Mark Levin Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 9:01am Celecoxib, sold under the brand name of Celebrex by Pfizer Inc., is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which has anti-nagiogenic properties and has been explored in a nubmer of cancers botht herapeutically adn for prevention. Expression of COX-2 in malignant melanoma has been investigated by immunohistochemistry in 28 cases of primary sk ... Read on »
Mutations of the ERBB4 Gene in Melanoma by nih.gov Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 4:00pm Description of Invention: Cutaneous malignant melanoma is the most common fatal skin cancer, and the incidence of this disease increases each year. The average survival time for patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma is less than ten months. Consequently, it is important to identify and understand genetic alterations leadi ... Read on »
Arthritis drug slows melanoma growth in lab tests by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Thu 24 Mar 2011 12:00am Scientists from the University of East Anglia, along with colleagues in the US, have published a paper today in the scientific journal Nature showing that a common arthritis drug could potentially be used to treat malignant melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer. But although this is an interesting and potentially important ... Read on »
TRRAP and GRIN2A Mutations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma by nih.gov Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 8:00pm Description of Invention: Using whole-exome sequencing of matched normal and metastatic tumor DNAs, researchers at the NIH have identified several novel somatic (e.g., tumor-specific) alterations, many of which have not previously been known to be genetically altered in tumors or linked to melanoma. In particular, the researc ... Read on »
Human Melanoma Metastasis Cell Lines Harboring TRRAP, GRIN2A, and PLCB4 Mutations by nih.gov Posted Sun 03 Feb 2013 7:00pm Description of Invention: Researchers at the NIH have identified several novel somatic (e.g., tumor-specific) alterations, many of which have not previously been known to be genetically altered in tumors or linked to melanoma. In particular, the researchers identified a recurrent “hotspot” mutation in the transformation/trans ... Read on »