Items Tagged ‘Stages I-II Melanoma’

November 25th, 2014

PV-10 Injection is Promising Treatment of Melanoma Lesions

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The results of an international clinical trial evaluating the use of intralesional rose bengal (PV-10), injected in 80 patients with refractory cutaneous or subcutaneous metastatic melanoma were recently reported. PV-10 is a 10% solution of Rose Bengal, which was originally used as an agent to stain necrotic tissue in the cornea. Its potential use in […]

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Tags: intralesional, Melanoma, News, pv-10, Recurrent Melanoma, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma, subcutaneous


November 19th, 2014

Thin Melanomas Responsible for Many Melanoma Related Deaths

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According to a new study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, more people are dying from melanomas thinner than a dime than from thicker skin lesions, which have long been thought to be more dangerous. Researchers in Australia wanted to evaluate whether the people dying from melanoma were mostly those who had avoided early detection and […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Melanoma, News, Recurrent Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma


November 14th, 2014

Progress in the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

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By one estimate, over the past three decades more people in the United States have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.1 According to the American Cancer Society, 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year.2 Rates of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—are on the rise,2 particularly […]

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Tags: anti-PD-1, basal cell, General Skin Cancer, keytruda, Melanoma, News, pembrolizumab, Recurrent Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Overview, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma


August 12th, 2013

Melanoma More Deadly in Young White Men than Women

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Adolescent and young white men with melanoma are more than 50 percent more likely than their female counterparts to die from the disease, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Dermatology.[1] Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer that arises from melanocytes, which are cells located in the upper layer of […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Recurrent Melanoma, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma


April 10th, 2013

Lymphoseek Approved for Detecting Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer and Melanoma

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lymphoseek® (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent that helps doctors locate lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer or melanoma who are undergoing surgery to remove tumor-draining lymph nodes. Approximately 232,000 new cases of breast cancer and 77,000 new cases of melanoma […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Melanoma, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages I-II Melanoma, Stages II-III Breast Cancer


May 16th, 2012

Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men

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Women are 30 percent more likely to survive melanoma than men, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer that arises from melanocytes, which are cells located in the upper layer of the skin that are responsible for producing pigment (skin […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Stages I-II Melanoma


August 10th, 2011

Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe and Effective for Melanomas on Head and Neck

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Although the head and neck region is complex and delicate, sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanomas of the head or neck appears to be safe and effective. These results were published in Cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than one million new diagnoses each year. The […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Stage III Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma


April 6th, 2011

Wealthy Women at Higher Risk of Melanoma

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It appears that wealthier White women may be at a higher risk of melanoma than less affluent women. These findings were recently published in the Archives of Dermatology. Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. Each year in the United States, there are roughly 68,000 new diagnoses of melanoma and 8,700 deaths from […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma