Detection of skin cancer relies on visual examination, making it hard to reliably determine the skin cancer subtype and its extent of invasion into the skin. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute have developed a potential new device to diagnose skin cancer using an electrical current. ... Read More
Investigating Mechanisms of Melanoma Development, Progression and Prevention
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, given its propensity to metastasize. Our work is focused on understanding how particular genes promote (or inhibit) the development and progression of melanoma and to use this knowledge to develop novel strategies for reducing melanoma risk in susceptible individuals.Learn more about the Grossman lab’s research.
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Melanoma researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute published a study that gives a new explanation of what causes moles to change into melanoma. These findings pave the way for more research into how to reduce the risk of melanoma, delay development, and detect melanoma early. ... Read More
Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Shows Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Higher in Utah Compared to Rest of U.S.
Utah had more melanoma deaths than any other state from 1975 to 2013, says a letter published today by HCI researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. In contrast to the rest of the United States, melanoma mortality in Utah increased by 0.8% per year over that period. The researchers say this data emphasizes the need to stay vigilant about preventing melanoma.... Read More