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Molecular profiling of driver events in metastatic uveal melanoma

26 April 2020

Metastatic uveal melanoma is less well understood than its primary counterpart, has a distinct biology compared to skin melanoma, and lacks effective treatments. This study represents the largest whole-genome analysis of uveal melanoma to date, and presents an updated view of the metastatic disease.

Keratinocyte cancer anatomic site useful in identifying patients at increased risk for melanoma

22 April 2020

Patients diagnosed with keratinocyte cancer (KC) experience heightened risk for melanoma, yet patients who go on to develop this malignancy have not been well-characterized. According to this recent study, in addition to pigmentary traits, ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-related factors, and clinical features of KC such as anatomic site may be useful in identifying patients at increased risk for melanoma after KC.