Investigators identify STING gene methylation allows melanoma to evade the immune system

A dysfunctional immune system significantly contributes to the development of cancer. Several therapeutic strategies to activate the immune system to target cancer cells have been approved to treat different types of cancer, including melanoma. However, some patients do not show beneficial clinical responses to these novel and very promising immunotherapies. […]

New test to help fight deadly melanoma

Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have developed a prototype test that can help identify if patients with deadly metastasised melanoma are likely to benefit from immunotherapy. Details about the test and the study are being published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer […]