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AUG 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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New Screening Approach Identified Potential Drug Combinations for Difficult-to-treat Forms of Melanoma

PHILADELPHIA — A novel approach to identifying potential anticancer drug combinations revealed that pairing cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins with cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors might provide an effective approach to treating intractable melanomas driven by mutations in the NRAS and KRAS genes.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Health Canal

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New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Health Canal

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AUG 14, 2014 - Health Canal

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Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

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AUG 09, 2014 - MedPage Today

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New Melanomas Likely to Recur at Same Rate

CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- A diagnosis of in situ or invasive melanoma conferred a similar long-term risk of invasive melanoma recurrence, a 40-year retrospective review showed.

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