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2014 Melanoma Treatment Advances

3 January 2015

An end of year review published on-line in Medscape Oncology, with input from Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and Nancy Terry, editorial director for Medscape Oncology, highlights notable advances in melanoma from the past year.

Hair Shaft Micro RNA s a Marker for Melanoma

2 January 2015

In a recent study titled "Hair shaft miRNA-221 levels as a new tumour marker of malignant melanoma", published in The Journal of Dermatology, a team of researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan, assessed the hypothesis that hair shaft micro RNA (miR)-221 levels could be used as a marker for malignant melanoma (MM).

More Skin, More Sun, More Tan, More Melanoma

1 January 2015

Using a multidisciplinary approach, authors of a recent study have elucidated the evolution of behaviours maximizing UV exposure and consider public health and educational measures that may ultimately help reverse melanoma incidence trends.