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Melanoma is a form of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or in the intestines.
Cancer immunotherapy patients experience potentially life-threatening side effects

Cancer immunotherapy patients experience potentially life-threatening side effects

Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study finds an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Customized tumor cell vaccine produces active immune response in melanoma, neuroblastoma models

Customized tumor cell vaccine produces active immune response in melanoma, neuroblastoma models

Scientists identify new biomarkers in the blood of patients with malignant melanoma

Scientists identify new biomarkers in the blood of patients with malignant melanoma

Study shows how a subset of T cells is generated in melanoma survivors affected by vitiligo

Study shows how a subset of T cells is generated in melanoma survivors affected by vitiligo

Novel vaccine uses patient's own tumor cells to train the immune system to fight cancer

Novel vaccine uses patient's own tumor cells to train the immune system to fight cancer

Bacteria residing within tumor cells may boost cancer immunotherapy

Bacteria residing within tumor cells may boost cancer immunotherapy

Low representation of minority groups in genomic databases may impact therapy selection

Low representation of minority groups in genomic databases may impact therapy selection

Immune cells in cerebrospinal fluid could be biomarkers to predict immunotherapy response

Immune cells in cerebrospinal fluid could be biomarkers to predict immunotherapy response

Research provides new insight into the way cells adapt to fight infection

Research provides new insight into the way cells adapt to fight infection

New technique reveals the tricks that cancer cells use to avoid immunotherapies

New technique reveals the tricks that cancer cells use to avoid immunotherapies

Epigenetic therapy can boost the ability of immune killer T-cells to destroy cancer cells

Epigenetic therapy can boost the ability of immune killer T-cells to destroy cancer cells

New hydrogel shrinks tumors in melanoma mice model

New hydrogel shrinks tumors in melanoma mice model

Gut microbiome alterations help melanoma patients to respond to immunotherapy

Gut microbiome alterations help melanoma patients to respond to immunotherapy

Tumor microenvironment could improve cancer immunotherapy

Tumor microenvironment could improve cancer immunotherapy

New understanding of tumor microenvironment could help enhance immunotherapy

New understanding of tumor microenvironment could help enhance immunotherapy

Gene-based blood test may predict treatment success in people with metastatic melanoma

Gene-based blood test may predict treatment success in people with metastatic melanoma

Scientists use new approach to avert drug resistance in glioblastomas

Scientists use new approach to avert drug resistance in glioblastomas

Researchers program genome tool to target specific histone proteins

Researchers program genome tool to target specific histone proteins

Fecal microbiota transplant helps cancer patients respond to immunotherapy

Fecal microbiota transplant helps cancer patients respond to immunotherapy