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Medicare, insurance beneficiaries have improved access to uveal melanoma test

Three important access milestones for DecisionDx-UM have been reached, Castle Biosciences announced in a press release.

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Link between Parkinson’s and melanoma runs both ways

A study published this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings confirms that Parkinson’s disease can, perhaps surprisingly, increase the risk of melanoma.

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Parkinson disease appears linked to melanoma

Source: Healio, July 2017 Patients with Parkinson disease or melanoma each had increased risk for the other disease, according to results of a retrospective cohort study. These results suggest a prevalent association between the two diseases, according to the researchers. “If we can pinpoint the cause of the association between Parkinson disease and melanoma, we […]

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Risk factors identified for tumor upstaging of melanoma

Anatomic location and subtotal diagnostic biopsies were the greatest risk factor for upstaging of melanoma, according to recently published study results in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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