Melanoma researchers have identified protein markers that help predict whether an abnormal mole could become cancerous, which could lead to strategies to prevent the deadly disease.
The same molecular signalling systems that are turned on in melanomas are also switched on in atypical moles, explained principal investigator Dr. John Kirkwood, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's melanoma center.
His colleague Dr. Wenjun Wang presented the findings yesterday in Washington, D.C., at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
New way to diagnose melanoma
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: