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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.
MIT researchers discover new way to awaken the immune system to attack tumors

MIT researchers discover new way to awaken the immune system to attack tumors

Novel T cells reside in lymph nodes and offer protection against melanoma

Novel T cells reside in lymph nodes and offer protection against melanoma

Vaccinating against certain cancer proteins can boost overall immune response and shrink tumors

Vaccinating against certain cancer proteins can boost overall immune response and shrink tumors

Hundreds of mutated tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

Hundreds of mutated tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

New treatment developed from plant virus could keep metastatic cancers at bay

New treatment developed from plant virus could keep metastatic cancers at bay

Researchers generate first "atlas" of human melanocytes in the body

Researchers generate first "atlas" of human melanocytes in the body

Study reveals how two separate DNA changes may predict aggressive childhood leukemias

Study reveals how two separate DNA changes may predict aggressive childhood leukemias

Study reveals melanoma is associated with a chemical conversion in DNA

Study reveals melanoma is associated with a chemical conversion in DNA

Study: Biomarker can predict response to immunotherapies in breast cancer patients

Study: Biomarker can predict response to immunotherapies in breast cancer patients

New study could prevent T cell exhaustion in the immune system’s fight against cancer

New study could prevent T cell exhaustion in the immune system’s fight against cancer

New method can improve the efficacy of promising treatment for recurrent glioblastoma

New method can improve the efficacy of promising treatment for recurrent glioblastoma

Presence of certain stem cells correlates with non-genetic resistance mechanisms to cancer drugs

Presence of certain stem cells correlates with non-genetic resistance mechanisms to cancer drugs

Natural killer cells target breast cancer using the body’s immune system

Natural killer cells target breast cancer using the body’s immune system

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

New insights on how synovial sarcoma develops and spreads

New insights on how synovial sarcoma develops and spreads

Immune therapy after surgery reduces recurrence risk in patients with high-risk melanoma

Immune therapy after surgery reduces recurrence risk in patients with high-risk melanoma

Study: Turning off molecular switch could help treat melanoma

Study: Turning off molecular switch could help treat melanoma

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