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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from cells called melanocytes. It’s the 5th most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 new cases of melanoma in the UK each year.

Men’s skin cancer rates increase by 50% over decade

Over the last 10 years, melanoma skin cancer among men in the UK has increased by almost 50%.

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New link between high testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma

Researchers have uncovered a new link between higher levels of testosterone in the blood and increased risk of melanoma skin cancer in men.

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Ultraviolet radiation causes rare type of eye cancer

Ultraviolet radiation can cause a rare type of eye cancer, conjunctival melanoma.

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Cancer blood test uses ‘noise cancellation’ to improve sensitivity

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

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Two skin cancer treatments get the green light for NHS Scotland

An immunotherapy and a targeted cancer drug were among the latest batch of NHS approvals from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). 

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Blocking a survival mechanism could tackle melanoma treatment resistance

Researchers have demonstrated an approach which, used in parallel with existing treatments, wipes out the ‘survival system’ of cancer cells.

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Vitamin D dials down the aggression in melanoma cells

Vitamin D influences the behaviour of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found.

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Skin cancer rates rocket by 45% in 10 years

Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have soared by 45% since 2004, according to the latest figures released by Cancer Research UK.

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Three new cancer treatments available for NHS patients in Scotland

A breast cancer drug and two blood cancer treatments have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

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New skin cancer immunotherapy added to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund

A new immunotherapy treatment for certain advanced skin cancer patients is to be made available on the NHS in England.

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