Doctors all over the country are conducting many types of clinical trials. These are research studies in which people take part voluntarily; studies include new ways to treat melanomas. Research already has led to advances and researchers continue to search for more effective approaches.
Researchers are testing new anticancer drugs. They are looking at combining chemotherapy with Radiation therapy. Other studies are combining chemotherapy with biological therapy. Scientists also are studying several cancer vaccines and a type of gene therapy designed to help the immune system kill cancer cells.
As with every serious disease, far more research is required to discover the causes and the precise progression of the disease and find more effective ways to prevent, cure or eradicate it.
The cancer information service at 1-800-4-CANCER can answer questions and provide more information.
This page will post particularly helpful articles that come to our attention, regarding new melanoma research findings, with emphasis on pediatric melanoma.