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Sep 2018

Targeted melanoma therapy to be made available on NHS

A targeted therapy is to be offered on the NHS in England and Wales for hundreds of patients with a particular type of aggressive skin cancer, which reduces the risk of the cancer returning. Melanoma is currently the most aggressive type of skin cancer and over 15,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the…

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Jul 2017

Wrong diagnoses reached in up to 40% of skin cancer cases

New research has suggested that skin cancer diagnoses vary widely between doctors, leading to under and over reporting of the disease. The study found that the most poorly diagnosed are moderate to severe cases of melanoma, with incorrect diagnoses being made in nearly 40 per cent of cases, putting patients’ lives at risk. The researchers…

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