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Citrus consumption linked to risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma, compared... More »

Faster ipilimumab infusion for solid cancers proves safe
Thirty-minute infusions of ipilimumab appear to be as safe as standard 90-minute infusions for patients with metastatic melanoma and other solid tumors, with “an acceptably... More »

Erectile dysfunction meds’ link to melanoma not causal
The erectile dysfunction agents sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil showed a modest but significant association with increased risk of malignant melanoma in a large Swedish... More »

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Point/Counterpoint: What is the first-line treatment of choice for metastatic BRAF-mutant melanoma?
Dr. Mario Sznol and Dr. Jeffrey Sosman debate immunotherapy vs. BRAF-targeted therapy.

Mini X-Ray Device Treats Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
MIAMI BEACH – An x-ray tube about the size of a sewing needle can safely deliver radiation to nonmelanoma skin tumors on the nose, scalp, or other highly visible areas of... More »

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VIDEO: Dual immunotherapy more powerful in melanoma, but where do we go from here?
CHICAGO – Combining the immunotherapy antibodies nivolumab and ipilimumab induced more robust responses in untreated advanced melanoma when used together than as single... More »

VIDEO: Lymphadenectomies don’t boost survival in melanoma with SLN micrometastases
CHICAGO – Complete lymph node dissection did not improve survival in a prospective, randomized trial of 483 patients with stage III melanoma and micrometastases in their... More »

VIDEO: Updating the immune response to nonmelanoma skin cancer
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Recent advances in basic science have shown how the local immune environment in tissue surrounding nonmelanoma skin cancer compares to adjacent normal... More »