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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.
Treatment with common allergy medication linked to improved immunotherapy response

Treatment with common allergy medication linked to improved immunotherapy response

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that explains why moles become melanomas

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that explains why moles become melanomas

MIT researchers identify a way to indirectly activate T cells to fight tumors

MIT researchers identify a way to indirectly activate T cells to fight tumors

New technique anticipated to deliver personalized immunotherapies for cancer

New technique anticipated to deliver personalized immunotherapies for cancer

Immune cell patterns can help predict kidney cancer patients' response to immunotherapy

Immune cell patterns can help predict kidney cancer patients' response to immunotherapy

Researchers develop new approach to selectively turn on gene therapies in target cells

Researchers develop new approach to selectively turn on gene therapies in target cells

Intussusceptive angiogenesis contributes to growth of daughter tumors in malignant melanoma

Intussusceptive angiogenesis contributes to growth of daughter tumors in malignant melanoma

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