Experts from Israel were able to locate two substances that could either intervene or block melanoma. Early diagnosis can be possible, according to researchers. Did they finally find the remedy for the world’s deadliest skin cancer?
Malignant melanoma or melanomas is a type of cancer that develops from melanocytes, which are the pigment containing cell. This type of cancer usually appears on the skin, seldomly on legs, mouth, and intestines.
Researchers examine pathology samples taken from patients with melanoma before it starts to invade. They were able to locate and block a central mechanism in the metastasis of the melanoma. They then found two substances that could intervene and block the process in the earliest stage. The two chemicals were one that prevents the distribution of the vessels form the melanoma tumor to the dermis and the other that averts the morphological changes in the dermis after the arrival of vesicles.
Experts revealed that before scattering to other organs, melanoma tumor projects little vesicles carrying molecules of microRNA. It generates a morphological transformation in the dermis for the composition in receiving and transporting the cancer cells, according to Outbreak News Today.
Dr. Carmit Levy of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine stated, “To our surprise, we found changes in the morphology of the dermis, the inner layer of the skin that had never before been reported. Our next task was to find out what these changes were and how they relate to melanoma,” reports The Tower.Org.
In addition, scientists tested both chemicals and were successful. The transformation in the dermis, as well as the vesicles, can deliver a hopeful future for drugs and can be used as indicators of early diagnosis for melanoma. These scientists continue on their research to fully confirm the results and the whole of their study.