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A Step Forward In Understanding Melanoma

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A Step Forward In Understanding Melanoma

From Nature and Cell

Two studies, by Roesch et al in Cell and Boiko et al in Nature, have shed more light on the development of this skin cancer, and have also reported two potential biomarkers of a melanoma cancer stem cell, CD271, a stem cell marker, and JARID1B (KDM5B), a lysine 4 histone H3 demethylase.   Identification of these markers may allow for better modeling of this cancer with a view towards better clinical management/treatment.