About 2/3 of melanomas are caused by exposure to UV radiation. Often the damage is done in the days of our youth, and only manifested later in life. So if people were very careful about their exposure to UV radiation we would see the death rate from melanoma drop by thousands of people each year.
The news is not a surprise. We have been waiting for it for days. Maybe years. I was sitting in my office this morning when the phone rang. On the line was a colleague telling me the news—the FDA has approved a new drug for metastatic melanoma.
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