melanoma
Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas
Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas
The Scientist Staff | Mar 19, 2017
Early-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2016
Instructor, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Age: 38
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2015
Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.
Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis
Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 7, 2015
Two compounds boost the ability of melanoma cells to invade other tissues in mice, providing additional evidence that antioxidants can be beneficial to malignant cells as well as healthy ones.
Viral Immunotherapy for Melanoma
Viral Immunotherapy for Melanoma
Kerry Grens | May 28, 2015
Phase 3 data from a clinical trial show a positive response to a melanoma treatment based on a modified herpesvirus.
Opinion: Predicting the Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy
Opinion: Predicting the Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy
Jacob Richards | Apr 22, 2015
T-cell receptor repertoires could help researchers determine whether a certain treatment will work for a given cancer patient. 
Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 2, 2015
A dendritic cell vaccine targeting melanoma patients’ tumor-specific mutations can activate a broad range of cancer-fighting T cells. 
The Dark Side of Melanin
The Dark Side of Melanin
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 19, 2015
Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.