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Tumor Composition of Melanoma Indicates Potential Responses to Immunotherapy

Sushant Patkar, a computer science graduate student in the NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research program, co-authored a paper in the journal Cell that found that the genetic diversity of mutations in a melanoma tumor may be a critical factor in why some melanomas respond better to immunotherapy than others. The results hint at which melanoma patients could benefit from immunotherapy.

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