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As the number of organ transplants continues to increase throughout the world, so too are the number of organ transplant recipients developing skin cancer. Due in large part to the immunosuppressive medications required to prevent organ rejection, skin cancer among patients receiving solid organ transplants -- such as kidney, heart, liver, or lung, among other organs -- also tends to be more aggressive and spreads more quickly than in other patients.
Although socioeconomic status can strongly predict outcomes for people with melanoma, it does not explain poor overall survival among blacks with skin cancer.
A nationwide clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a gene therapy in patients with advanced melanoma which is aimed to help a patient's own immune system fight their cancer.
In an effort to find signs and symptoms of skin cancer early, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) held its seventh annual free skin cancer screening.
In the last 30 years, melanoma has become the fastest rising cancer, reaching epidemic proportions. It is also one cancer that we can prevent by limiting exposure to the sun and performing regular skin exams. Sun exposure and burns create a great risk for all skin cancers.
We get 80 percent of our sun exposure before age 18. The sun you get in your adolescence sets you up for developing melanoma in your forties or fifties. Yet the sun is the one risk factor we can control.
IDM Pharma announced updated results from a Phase 2 UVIDEM (IDD-3) melanoma vaccine clinical trial (DC-MEL-202).
International Melanoma Congress signals new promise and hope in treating a disease that has long held a dismal prognosis for those in the advanced stages. Caught early, melanoma is one of the easiest cancers to treat, but caught late, melanoma is one of the most incurable and deadly.