Top News: #Melanoma

Here are the top read news for #Melanoma:

image-axdAlcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma:

Bottom Line: Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. White wine carried the most significant association, and the increased risk was greater for parts of the body that receive less sun exposure: Read more




examining-a-moleMelanoma may be stoppable with drug that halts cancer cell proliferation:

Around 80,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with melanoma, and around 10,000 die of it. As with many cancers, the chances of survival once the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastatis) are much reduced. Pevonedistat is being investigated as a cancer treatment and is already being tested in people. Scientists are not sure exactly how pevonedistat works against cancer cells, except that it appears to shut down hundreds, and perhaps even thousands, of cell proteins: Read more


wwwOncolytic virotherapy medicine shows positive treatment outcomes in late-stage cancer patients:

The surprisingly positive treatment outcomes using Rigvir virotherapy for late stages cancer patients were recently published. The patients of melanoma stage IV M1c, small cell lung cancer stage IIIA and histiocytic sarcoma stage IV started virotherapy with Rigvir within a few months after being diagnosed and are continuing this treatment. Patients have significantly exceeded the life expectancy, which is usual for such diagnoses. After beginning the therapy their condition stabilized and the quality of life significantly improved: Read more


melanoma-cell-line-lgResearch Providing Promising New Treatments for Melanoma:

Riker and colleagues recently reported results of a novel combinatorial immunotherapy Phase II clinical trial at LSU Health New Orleans. Twenty-five patients were given a combination of an interferon and a melanoma vaccine genetically altered to trigger a potent immune response. The researchers found that the approach clearly activated the immune system in a select few, including the astounding complete response in a patient who had melanoma for eight years at the time of the study. “I saw this happy patient back in my office just a few months ago, still without evidence of disease,” Riker reports: Read more


12790598784_416e05d5b4_zSunbed ultraviolet radiation is ‘a complete carcinogen’, EU panel says:

The preliminary opinion concluded there was “strong evidence” that sunbed exposure causes skin cancers, and “moderate evidence” that it “may also cause ocular melanoma”. “Sunbed use is responsible for a noticeable proportion of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and for a large fraction of melanomas arising before the age of 30,” the preliminary opinion said: Read more