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New guidelines help some sufferers of melanoma avoid invasive treatment

Sweeping changes have been made to the guidelines used to diagnose and treat melanoma, reflecting the dramatic progress that has been made in the last decade.

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ASCO 2018: PET imaging may top CT in predicting therapy response in melanoma patients

PET imaging may better predict long-term benefits and guide discontinuation of therapy compared to standard contrast CT for patients with metastatic melanoma, according to findings presented Monday, June 4, at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASC0) annual meeting in Chicago.

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Blood test for deadly uveal cancer of the eye gives new hope to patients after ECU research

Uveal cancer is a particularly lethal from of the disease. In about half of all cases, the tumor will spread to other parts of a patient’s body.

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Cancer-killing viruses show promise and draw billion-dollar investment

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced on 2 May that it would pay up to US$1 billion to acquire a company that makes cancer-killing viruses.

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