The melanoma, it is one of the most fearsome tumors of the skin in recent years, unfortunately, a significant increase in the incidence, especially among the young population. Among the probable causes also excessive exposure to UV-A and UV-B on the beach or in the Beauty Centres, where showers and tanning beds are better now for virtually all year round. In general, the discovery of a melanoma arrives thanks to the specific examination on in body, when you show lesions or changes in size and color thereof, the dermatologist proceeds to perform the tests (including biopsy), To determine whether they are neoplasm’s malignant.
But from now on will likely be much more rapid, painless, and above all safe forfind out if a mole hides a melanoma, Thanks to a new diagnostic test Early which is based on the levels of a protein. To put in place were students of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, led by Jonathan Zippin, who published the results of their discovery in the journal Archives of Dermatology. It will be enough to analyze, as tumor marker, the presence or absence of a molecule – the soluble ardently cyclase – This just in tumor cells and not in healthy ones.
In this way the outcome of the test will be much more reliable than the current tests that are based biopsy examination tissue neo: “This means that the pathologist must interpret the data: from his judgment on a lesser or greater intensity of labeling will derive the diagnosis – says Cornell – in fact then the diagnosis is based on an opinion of the pathologist: there is therefore some uncertainty very negative, because no doctor wants to miss a diagnosis of melanoma, but not even talk to someone who is sick with a pathology so if it were not so serious. ”
In contrast, analysis of the molecule sandy-soluble cyclase would leave much less room for error: “This is a molecule expressed in all tissues organism, related to processes involved in cancer development. This mark means that this enzyme may also prove useful for recognizing other types of tumor”. In short, therefore, could be very easy to discover the nature of a new or newly amended, and remove the doubt.