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Banning sunbed use in teens could save lives and money

14 December 2016

Banning sunbed use in the US in teens younger than 18 years could dramatically lower the mortality associated with invasive melanoma and save millions of dollars in treatment costs, according to a research team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Prolonged survival in stage III melanoma with ipilimumab as adjuvant therapy

6 December 2016

As adjuvant therapy for high-risk stage III melanoma, ipilimumab resulted in significantly higher rates of recurrence-free survival, overall survival, and distant metastasis–free survival than placebo, according to trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine.             

Interval cancers after skin cancer screening

6 December 2016

Interval melanomas within the German SCREEN project were thinner and had a slightly greater proportion of lentigo maligna melanomas, according to an analysis of data from programme participants.   By comparison, nodular melanomas were less frequent.