Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

1 gene could unlock the mystery of cancer metastasis

"Patients often ask 'Why am I so unlucky? Why did my cancer spread?' As doctors, we never had an answer... This research provides an explanation."

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer genes melanoma featured health-and-medicine immune-systems metastases

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer vision biomarkers melanoma eyes health-and-medicine blood-tests

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer teenagers skin-cancer skin young-adults melanoma united-states health-and-medicine

Flamenco-dancing molecule may lead to better sunscreen

A molecule that disperses UV light with a superfast twist similar to flamenco dancers' hand movements could lead to a more protective sunscreen.

Peter Dunn-Warwick • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: skin-cancer skin melanoma health-and-medicine sunscreen uv-rays

Drug compound stops hard-to-treat melanoma

The new compound is not only exciting news for melanoma. The process could help find new treatments for other difficult-to-cure cancers, as well.

Boston University • futurity
Feb. 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer genes skin melanoma health-and-medicine

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