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More Melanoma Tests. This One will be an Annual Occurrence. by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Aug 2013 3:43pm I had my first annual abdominal ultrasound and chest X rays on Friday. I wasn't at all worried about it until I was standing at the desk and noticed the phrase on the bottom of my requisition form. Stage 3 melanoma. Gulp. Most of the time I can put that fact right out of my mind but waiting for yet another test brings everything rushi ... Read on »
Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma by Medline Plus Posted Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:00pm Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Biopsy , Melanoma Read on »
Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma by HealthFinder Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads. FRIDAY, April 15 (H ... Read on »
Featured Clinical Trial: Testing Adjuvant Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma by Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 10:28pm Testing Adjuvant Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma Name of the Trial Phase III Randomized Study of Adjuvant Ipilimumab versus High-Dose Recombinant Interferon Alfa-2b in Patients with High-Risk Stage IIIB, IIIC, or IV (M1a, M1b) Melanoma (ECOG-E1609). See the protocol summary . Dr. Ahmad Tarhini Principal I ... Read on »
Genetic test can provide prognosis for ocular melanoma by EyeDrD Posted Wed 11 Jul 2012 8:00am Commentary: If genetic testing can provide the predictability of life-expectancy of a cancer, it should be recommended so that patients and doctors know how dangerous or benign the cancer is. In May 2011, Cassandra Caton, an 18-year-old with honey-colored hair … Continue reading → From: Eye Dr DeLengocky 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 »
Targeted Drug for Melanoma Shows Promise in Early Clinical Testing by Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 9:00pm Targeted Drug for Melanoma Shows Promise in Early Clinical Testing Adapted from the NCI Cancer Bulletin, vol. 7/no. 17, September 7, 2010 ( see the current issue ). The vast majority of patients with advanced melanoma who received an experimental targeted drug called PLX4032 responde ... Read on »
Podcast: melanoma genes, the ‘cancer breath test’ and teen smoking by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 12:00am Click on the image to listen to the latest podcast In this month’s podcast we look at the latest news stories from the world of cancer research, including how DNA repair genes could lead to better treatment for melanoma, and why the ‘cancer breath test’ is still a long way off. Also, we’ve got an in-depth report on our vita ... Read on »
UCLA scientists test combo therapies to overcome drug resistance in melanoma patients: by Posted Sun 07 Aug 2011 10:29pm UCLA scientists test combo therapies to overcome drug resistance in melanoma patients: NCI Cancer Center News About 50 to 60 percent of patients with melanoma have a mutation in the BRAF gene that drives the growth of their cancer. Most of these patients respond well to two novel agents being studied in clinical trials that inhibit t ... Read on »