Melanoma

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer in hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer.

Mole Mapping: Comprehensive Body Photography to Fight Skin Cancer

Mole Mapping: Comprehensive Body Photography to Fight Skin Cancer

The human BRAF gene produces a protein (B-Raf) that is an important component of the RAS-RAF signalling pathway, thereby playing a role in normal cell growth and survival. However, mutated forms can cause this signalling pathway to become overactive. This in turn leads to uncontrolled cell growth and cancer.

Radiotherapy and Oncolytic Virus Effective Together Against Melanoma

Radiotherapy and Oncolytic Virus Effective Together Against Melanoma

Wait… before we go any further let’s define two things: What is an Oncolytic Virus: An Oncolytic Virus is a type of virus that attacks, infects, and kills cancer cells. The cancer cells are killed by a process called Oncolysis which is the destruction…

Hitting Melanoma with the One-Two Punch of Radiotherapy and an Oncolytic Virus

Hitting Melanoma with the One-Two Punch of Radiotherapy and an Oncolytic Virus

What is an Oncolytic Virus: An Oncolytic Virus is a type of virus that attacks, infects, and kills cancer cells. The cancer cells are killed by a process called Oncolysis which is the destruction of either neoplastic cells or tumors.

Using Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion to Treat Ocular Melanoma

Using Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion to Treat Ocular Melanoma

Surgeons are experimenting with Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion to treat Ocular Melanoma. During the procedure the liver is isolated from the rest of the body and saturated with high doses of chemo via a catheter for half an hour.

Organ Transplant Recipients Face High Rates of Skin Cancer

Organ Transplant Recipients Face High Rates of Skin Cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that acral melanomas -- the rare type of skin cancer that caused reggae musician Bob Marley's death -- are genetically distinct from other more common types of skin cancer, according to a study published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research.