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A team has demonstrated sustained regression of advanced melanoma in a study of 17 patients by genetically engineering patients' own white blood cells to recognize and attack cancer cells.
The last place one might look for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is exactly the place where a small percentage shows up " such as under the nails, on the scalp, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Since they are not easily detected and symptoms can mimic other conditions, these skin cancers are very dangerous. If left undetected, hidden melanomas can pose a serious threat to a person's health and prognosis.
The first step for skin cancer effective treatment is early detection. If a growth, mole, sore or skin discoloration appears suddenly, or begins to change, see a dermatologist to help you find the most effective treatment.
People with darker skin colouring are at greater risk of dying from skin cancer and associated complications than Caucasians due to late detection.
Dark skinned people, commonly thought to be "immune" to most skin cancers are more likely than whites to die from skin cancer and its related complications.
Physicists will construct an ultra high intensity THz beamline and attempt to destroy skin cancer cells specially grown in a new tissue culture facility.