melanoma melanoma  /ˌmɛ lə ˈnoʊ mə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes

Usage(s):

  1. His bout with melanoma after the 2000 campaign makes his health and his age election issues today.
  2. John McCain's second bout with melanoma reminds all of us to take skin cancer seriously.
  3. Interestingly, cancers of the face and ear, other common locations for melanoma, were not linked to reduced survival.

News

  1. Research and Markets: The Global Melanoma Therapeutics Market to Grow At A CAGR Of 15.83 Percent over the Period 2012 ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Melanoma Therapeutics Market 2012-2016" report to
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Diabetes drug points the way to overcoming drug resistance in melanoma

    Despite the success of melanoma-targeting drugs, tumors inevitably become drug resistant and return, more aggressive than before. Researchers now describe how they increase the effectiveness of anti-melanoma drugs by combining anticancer therapies with diabetes drugs. Their studies, conducted in cell and animal models of melanoma, demonstrate that the combined therapy could destroy a subset of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Melanoma drugs extend life for some patients

    Researchers will present studies of three promising new melanoma therapies today in Chicago.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

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Quotes

  1. "I was in a battle not a war, like some of the people - brave Americans that Lance just pointed out, but I was in a battle with melanoma and I know : somewhat at least to a small degree how tough that battle can be," McCain said. "We all know...
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "There was and is no evidence of recurrence or metastasis - meaning spread - of the invasive melanoma nearly eight years after the surgery. : The prognosis for Sen. McCain is good because the time of greatest risk for recurrence of invasive melanoma...
    on May 23, 2008 By: David Eckstein Source: Kansas City Star

  3. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070301/NYTH196 ) "I'm proud to be part of a cause that is near and dear to my heart," explains actress Marcia Cross. "Having had two family members suffer from melanoma, I've come to understand...
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Marcia Cross Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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