Melanoma

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News: Melanoma

Listen to your body  -  23 Nov 2009
Northwest Cable NewsA dark spot on your skin may mean melanoma. That spare tire around your mid-section could put you at risk for heart disease. But other not-so-obvious ...

Calvary manager defends melanoma initiative  -  23 Nov 2009
Newcastle HeraldCALVARY Mater Newcastle general manager Colin Osborne has strongly defended moving melanoma clinics from the NBN Telethon Mater Institute to ...

BioAlliance Pharma Presents Efficacy and Safety Preclinical Results for Its ...  -  23 Nov 2009
WELT ONLINEThe data presented at the ESGCT Conference demonstrate that AMEP TM administration in a human melanoma xenograft model dramatically reduced both tumour ...

Stockguru.com: Genta Inc. is in the StockGuru Spotlight for November 23, 2009  -  23 Nov 2009
Trading Markets (press release)The data were featured this week in a presentation at the annual World Meeting of Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Cancer Centers in Berlin, Germany. ...

Bowling event to benefit Mechanicsburg family  -  23 Nov 2009
Urbana Daily CitizenIn 2005, a small melanoma was found on her calf. It was removed and she continued with check-ups and using sunscreen. Then in 2007, she was diagnosed with ...

Interim Phase 2 Survival Data for PV-10 Shows Markedly Longer Overall and ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)Survival data for the Phase 1 study of PV-10 for metastatic melanoma continues to show markedly longer overall and disease specific survival for subjects ...

Walk A Cross, America Coast to Coast for Miracles  -  23 Nov 2009
Christian News Wire (press release)In 2004, David was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma throughout his organs; liver, lungs, brain and lymph system. He was sent home from both Duke and VA ...

Genes from same 'family' interact with each other to prevent skin cancer, says ...  -  23 Nov 2009
News-Medical.netIt is hoped this surprising finding may help scientists improve a new generation of genetically targeted treatments for cancers including melanoma. ...

Higher prostate cancer mortality for rural men  -  23 Nov 2009
ABC Online..."It's the number one cancer in men excluding non-melanoma skin cancer," he said. "The mortality rate is 10 per cent higher in regional Australia than it is ...

Healthy lifestyle key to preventing cancer, says expert  -  23 Nov 2009
Active You...colorectal and prostate – accounted for more than half of the 245300 new cases of malignant cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) registered in ...

sciclone Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Piper Jaffray Annual Healthcare ...  -  23 Nov 2009
CNNMoney.com (press release)...sciclone's pipeline of drug candidates includes thymalfasin, in preclinical studies as an enhancer of H1N1 flu vaccines; thymalfasin for stage IV melanoma, ...

The End Of E Street?  -  23 Nov 2009
PollstarE Street experienced its first reminder of mortality with the passing of original organist Danny Federici from melanoma in 2008. Fans catching the first leg ...

$10 million donation could revolutionize cancer treatment  -  23 Nov 2009
Bakersfield NowNow, he says they're focusing on melanoma and renal cell cancer. Other targets they're working on include breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer ...

Preliminary Data Show Drug-Trial Failure For Genta  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalGenta Inc. (GETA) said a late-stage trial of injected Genasense in patients with advanced melanoma who haven't received chemotherapy failed to show ...

Radiation After Surgery Reduces Chance of Melanoma Returning  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-risk melanoma patients who are treated with radiation after surgery have a significantly lower risk of their cancer ...

Initial Phase 2 Results for Myriad Pharmaceuticals' Azixa(TM) (MPC-6827) in ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Twenty-two patients with refractory metastatic melanoma have been studied at three different doses of Azixa. The combination of Azixa at all concentrations ...

Melanoma Research Foundation Leads Unprecedented Collaboration for Melanoma ...  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Reuters3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than a decade, there have been no new therapies that have improved survival rates for patients with advanced melanoma. ...

BioVex Announces Publication of Phase 2 Melanoma Results With OncoVEX (GM-CSF ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters..."The ability to simply administer the vaccine in the office setting represents a significant improvement in quality of life for patients with melanoma. ...

Melanoma News Database MMMP  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
ScienceBlog.com (blog)Finally we have a scientifically reliable, systematically comprehensive, and continuously updated database of news on melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. ...

Myriad Pharma posts smaller 1Q loss after spinoff  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
The Associated PressIt said it will share early results from testing of an experimental cancer drug Monday, followed by mid-stage trial results from a metastatic melanoma drug ...

Nation's Capital Hosts Gala to Raise Funds for Melanoma Research  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One man's dream of making a difference in the fight against melanoma is coming to life through the launch of a fundraising gala ...

Myriad reports encouraging results from Phase II melanoma trial  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)A total of 22 patients with refractory metastatic melanoma have been studied at three different doses of Azixa. The combination of Azixa at all ...

OTC: Genasense(R) Given as High-Dose IV Infusion with Chemotherapy Shows ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
RTT News (press release)OB) announced preliminary results that show a high objective response rate in a pilot study of patients with advanced melanoma that incorporates the ...

Ban on under 18s using sunbeds 'could save lives'  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Belfast TelegraphSandra Gordon, melanoma strategy co-ordinator with the |Ulster Cancer Foundation, has welcomed the move. But she said the government must work swiftly to ...

Conjunctival malignant melanoma appears to spur lymphatic vessel proliferation  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
OSN SuperSiteNew lymphatic vessels were identified in and around tumors diagnosed as conjunctival melanoma, according to a study. "Conjunctival [malignant melanomas] ...

ABRAXANE® Receives Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Reuters..."As we advance our pivotal clinical trials of ABRAXANE in pancreatic cancer and melanoma, we look forward to the potential of bringing a new treatment ...

BioVex's $70M Series F to Fund Pivotal OncoVex Melanoma Trial  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Therapeutics Daily (press release) (registration)Nor does "melanoma," for that matter. But none of that stopped BioVex Inc. from raising $70 million in a Series F financing to support its ongoing Phase III ...

Health board bans minors from using tanning beds  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Explore Howard CountyBan proponent Jane Shapiro, an Ellicott City resident and melanoma survivor, said she lost her father and grandmother to the cancer. ...

UPDATE 1-Antigenics cancer vaccine gets negative EU panel vote  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ReutersOncophage has fast track and orphan drug designations from the US Food and Drug Administration for both kidney cancer and metastatic melanoma. ...

Under-18s to be banned from using sunbeds to cut cancer risk  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
guardian.co.ukCases of malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, are rising fast. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Under-18s will be banned from visiting sunbed ...

Predicting Who Will Survive Skin Cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
U.S. News & World ReportSome patients with advanced melanoma survive for years after their cancer has spread, while others die quickly. Experts have never been able to predict who ...

National Quality Forum Endorses Six Measures for Melanoma and Eye Care  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersThe endorsed measures address melanoma and eye care, specifically glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Melanoma. The American Cancer Society ...

Calling All Runners! Join the Race Against Melanoma and Run the 2010 Boston ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Reuters5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are now available for running in the Boston Marathon(R) as part of the Melanoma Foundation of New England's ...

Cancer Survivor Finds New Technology to Help Others with Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)Leawood, Kansas (PRWEB) November 18, 2009 -- By the end of this year, nearly 70000 Americans will have been diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form ...

GETA, CVAT, HZHI. X-Tra Hot Watch List! by PennyOmega.com for Monday Nov 23, 2009  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
TMCnetThe incidence of Malignant melanoma is increasing by approximately 4% annually in the US Melanoma is the number one cause of cancer death in women aged 25 ...

Melanoma fund-raiser bike ride heading for Melbourne  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
ABC OnlineA bike ride from Kempsey on the NSW mid-north coast to Melbourne has so far raised over $36000 for research into adolescent melanoma. ...

Investigators Say CRAF-BRAF Interaction May Explain Nexavar's Failure in Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)The Cambridge team has now found that CRAF naturally interacts with and inhibits the activation of mutated BRAF in melanoma cell lines. ...

Laser therapy worsens skin cancer: Study  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Times of IndiaHowever, there is a shortage of evidence, especially in vivo evidence, about the effects of LLLT in malignant conditions such as melanoma,? he said. ...

Melanoma: Errors lead to missed diagnosed  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Cortlandt ForumHe returned to the dermatologist's office to have it excised and was soon diagnosed with melanoma. The skin cancer had already metastasized to other areas ...

Study IDs Prognostic Gene Signature for Metastatic Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily News..."Our data indicate that metastatic melanoma is biologically diverse and that there is a need to tailor clinical trials toward the molecular and cellular ...

Expression and function of hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha in human melanoma ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)We have examined the normoxic expression of HIF-1alpha RNA and protein in normal human melanocytes and a series of human melanoma cell lines isolated from ...

Synta Drug for Metastatic Melanoma Not Dead Yet (?)  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Gerson Lehrman GroupUpdated data presented at an annual Melanoma conference suggests the drug Elesclomol may benefit a subset of patients treated on a Phase III trial. ...

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations of SCV-07 Data at Upcoming ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)The presentations include data on SCV-07's role as a breast cancer adjuvant, its efficacy in treating B16 melanoma, and its effect on STAT3-related immune ...

NeoGenomics Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersHighlights: -- Revenue increase of 44% versus Q3 08 to $7.3 million -- Build-out of a full-service melanoma laboratory and commencement of a large melanoma ...

Put on those goggles with open eyes  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
The Keene Sentinel...“But we discovered to our horror after a few years,? that melanoma cases were increasing. Arising from the body's melanin-producing cells, melanoma is the ...

Preliminary Data on Genta's Melanoma Drug Sends Firm Crashing  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)Interim analysis of Phase III data on Genta's melanoma treatment, Genasense®, revealed that it did not meet one of its primary endpoints or any of the ...

Analysis of Globule Types in Malignant Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Archives of DermatologyMain Outcome Measure Association of globule types with malignant melanoma. Results The presence of large globules (odds ratio [OR], 5.25) and globules ...

UPDATE 1-FDA concerns remain over new use for Schering drug  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
ReutersThe company is seeking FDA permission to sell the injectable drug for melanoma. But the agency declined against approving the new use, at least right now, ...

Delcath Systems Reports Substantial Progress  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)In October, the pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Trial met its goal of 92 patients and was fully enrolled. This clinical study is evaluating the ...

Curing Cancer 101: How do you cure stage IV malignant melanoma?  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Examiner.comSo what makes anyone think they can cure stage IV melanoma? Keep in mind, when medical doctors say, "Cancer is incurable," what they are really saying, ...



Background information on Melanoma [When available]

Melanoma is a malignant tumour of melanocytes. Melanocytes predominantly occur in the skin but can be found elsewhere, especially the eye. The vast majority of melanomas originate in the skin.

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