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TERT Inhibitors Show Potential in Treatment of Uncommon Type of Melanoma

Scientists reported a significant genetic association linked to an aggressive form of melanoma in a study (“Integrated genomic analyses reveal frequent TERT aberrations in acral melanoma”) published in Genome Research.

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Combined immunotherapy shows early promise in advanced melanoma

Patients with advanced melanoma derived benefit from a combination of ipilimumab and Coxsackievirus A21, according to a phase 1b clinical trial presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

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Early-stage Eye Melanoma Trial Tests Less-invasive Treatment Approach

Patients with ocular melanoma, a type of melanoma that develops in the eye, have a potentially new and groundbreaking treatment option being assessed in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

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Survival Up With Surgery for Abdominal Melanoma Metastases

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen who get drug therapy and surgery to remove their cancer live twice as long — 18 months on average — as those who only get medication, according to a study published online April 5 in JAMA Surgery.

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