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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.
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

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