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FDA approves new melanoma treatments

On Oct. 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to include a new use as adjuvant therapy for patients with…

Making a stand against malignant melanoma

Summer sizzles on, sun-worshipers soak up the rays. Years later, your ability to detect melanoma in its early stages could spell the difference between a patient’s prompt treatment…
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Melanoma risk factors after kidney transplant

Melanoma risk factors for patients who have undergone kidney transplant include being older, white, and male, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Read more 

Mitigating melanoma

Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. Takeaways: Late identification and recognition of melanoma lead to worsening health outcomes. Nursing patient education requires that nurses…

Study: Melanoma increases among middle-aged adults

A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports that the incidence of cutaneous melanoma among middle-aged adults (40 to 60 years) has increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009,…

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