melanoma

  • A smart way to monitor melanoma

    Self-monitoring with a smartphone may be a smart way to check for some skin cancers.

    Monitoring for a recurrent melanoma may be as simple as using a smartphone, according to Australian and New Zealand r...

    Body and Mind November 25, 2021
  • Genome regions linked to melanoma risk

    Study highlights role of immune system.

    A global collaboration of scientists has more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influ...

    Biology April 28, 2020
  • Fluid dynamics clue to skin cancer appearance

    Model creates patterns similar to those on melanomas.

    The shapes and patterns of common skin cancers resemble the interaction between a two-dimensional fluid and an underl...

    Physics March 26, 2019
  • A cancer and its food supply

    Researchers find surprise involvement of fat receptor.

    The blood vessel, on the left of this image, is a critical nutrient channel for the melanoma tumour seen at the right...

    Biology November 20, 2018
  • Inside a melanoma cell

    Electron microscopy provides the details of a melanoma cell.

    The illustration above shows the three-dimensional structure of a melanoma cell, as derived from ion abrasion scannin...

    Biology April 11, 2018
  • The cancer genes that disarm the immune system

    The specific genes that let cancer cells skate past the defences of the immune system.

    Mobilizing the forces of the immune system to the fight has changed the game of cancer treatment in recent years. Th...

    Biology August 7, 2017
  • Sun-free tanning could keep skin safe from UV radiation

    Topical treatment aims to make skin darken itself without exposure to harmful sunlight.

    A new treatment could trigger melanin production without UV exposure. Credit: Kelvin Murray / Getty People with red ...

    Biology June 13, 2017
  • AI diagnoses skin cancers with dermatologist accuracy

    A deep-learning algorithm produced a digital doctor that you might one day use with your smartpho...

    Can you tell if it's dangerous or not?Peter Dazeley / Getty ImagesHarmless mole or potential melanoma? A new computer...

    Technology January 25, 2017
  • Is immunotherapy a cancer game changer?

    The immune system is being recruited in war against cancer.

    Ron Walker has never been one to shy from a challenge. But at 72, the former lord mayor of Melbourne was thrown a cur...

    Biology June 12, 2016