Can Kids Get Melanoma? What Parents Need to Know

precision medicine and immunotherapy to treat childhood and adolescent melanoma. Learn more about melanoma clinical trials at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. Children and adolescents with melanoma typically fare well with treatment; the…

Melanoma: Five Things You Need to Know

developing this preventable, but dangerous, disease,” says Stephen Hodi, MD, leader of the Melanoma Program at Dana-Farber. What are the risk factors for melanoma? People who are exposed to natural…

Research Report: New Treatments for Melanoma

in melanoma cells. Alexander Eggermont, a melanoma expert from the Netherlands, told a meeting in Boston recently, “Within the next five years, 50 percent of patients with metastatic melanoma may…

What Is the Link Between Diet and Melanoma?

…But diet and melanoma may also be linked. Here is some information on the emerging research around obesity, antioxidant intake, vitamin D and other potential nutrition-related links to melanoma. Obesity…

Discovery May Improve Immunotherapy for Melanoma

I proteins,” says Rodig. The result was the melanoma was highly resistant to ipilimumab treatment and the cancer continued to grow. These findings may explain why most melanoma patients don’t…

Can Melanoma Affect Any Skin Type?

of developing melanoma than those with light skin. However, it should be kept in mind that individuals with any skin type can develop melanoma. Melanoma often first appears as a…

Immunotherapy Gives Melanoma Patient “Another Chance”

challenging cancers like melanoma and lung cancer. “We are seeing miraculously rising survival rates,” says Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD, Schwab’s primary oncologist at Dana-Farber. “Before checkpoint inhibitors, melanoma was unfortunately a…

FDA Approves Targeted Therapy Combination for Melanoma

options for patients,” says Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD, a physician with Dana-Farber’s Melanoma Treatment Center. “The landscape for metastatic melanoma has been changing dramatically in a setting where there were previously…

Can Drinking Increase Risk of Malignant Melanoma?

prior research studies involving more than 6,000 melanoma cases, and concluded that consuming an alcoholic drink or more a day increases melanoma risk by 20 percent. Patients who routinely drank…