Top News: #Melanoma

Here are the top read news for #melanoma:


A photo of a thick melanoma tumor.Deadly Melanoma May Not Show Up as a Mole:

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your moles, to see if any of them are changing, which can be a sign of skin cancer, experts agree. But a new study finds that the sometimes-deadly skin cancer melanoma usually arises in normal skin, where there is no dark spot or sign of cancer until the melanoma suddenly shows up. Read more


Scientists are using herpes to treat skin cancer — and it’s working:

In a few months time, those suffering from skin cancer may find an unlikely hero in their treatment regimen: herpes. A modified version of the Herpes Simplex 1 virus (known for causing cold sores and some cases of genital herpes) called T-Vec has successfully been used to treat melanoma in a phase III clinical trial. That means it’s just waiting for a final okay from the FDA before the Amgen product can hit the market. Read more

Melanoma CellNew Cancer Drug Combination Shrinks Tumors in 60% of Patients, Says Study:

Two cancer drugs, when taken in concert, can shrink tumors in nearly 60% of people with advanced-stage melanoma, according to a new study. Read more


SunbathersU.S. melanoma rate is now double what it was 30 years ago:

The incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has doubled in the U.S. in the last 30 years and is on track to remain high unless Americans take more precautions to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Read more