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A Rare Type of Skin Cancer Is Treated with Immunotherapy

In the study, the UCLA team offered that despite the dense stroma associated with desmoplastic melanoma tumors, patients may still respond well to anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 therapies due to the high frequency of mutations induced by prior sun damage characteristic of this type of cancer. More than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.

New Test Help Faster Treatment for Heart Attack

According to this study, researchers showed a new test designed to better measure levels of troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle is damaged, could help emergency department physicians provide faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment. When diagnosing a heart attack, accuracy and timing are everything. This study published in JAMA Cardiology.