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Boost the Melanoma Recurrence Prevention Vaccine This Way

A vaccine created to prevent the recurrence of melanoma is about twice as effective when patients also receive two components that boost the number and effectiveness of immune system cells called dendritic cells, according to phase 2 clinical trial results published recently in Nature Cancer.

Cold Plasma Patch Could Make Immunotherapy More Effective for Treating Melanoma

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a medicated patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold plasma directly to tumors to help boost the immune response and kill cancer cells, according to University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences in a news release.

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Specific Metabolic Feature Allows Melanoma Cells to Spread, According to CRI Researchers

Researchers at Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have uncovered why certain melanoma cells are more likely to spread through the body. The discovery opens up a potential new avenue of treatment and could be used to help reduce the proportion of patients who progress from stage 3 melanoma to more-deadly stage 4 cancer.

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