melanoma

Scientists gain new insight into UV-exposure geneticsXeroderma pigmentosum is a rare disease that leads to early skin cancer. New insights may lead to better prevention and survival for patients, as well as point to ways that UV-resistant gene functions could be used for skin cancer prevention and treatment.
Gene tests predicts melanoma stagingA gene expression profile test rivals sentinel node biopsy in predicting distant metastasis in stage 1 and stage 2 melanoma, according to results from a new multicenter performance study.
Melanoma subtypes have different evolutionary pathsRecent research supports UV radiation as the major driving force in the initiation and progression of melanoma, and the same investigation demonstrated different paths of evolution for various melanoma subtypes.
Genetic tests guide cancer therapy, improve efficacyAt the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting, an expert from the Moffitt Cancer Center will discuss use of genetics to guide targeted-therapies and immunotherapies.