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Aberrant DNA methylation in melanoma: biomarker and therapeutic opportunities

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Epigenetics, April 2017
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Aberrant DNA methylation in melanoma: biomarker and therapeutic opportunities
Published in
Clinical Epigenetics, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13148-017-0332-8
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Goran Micevic, Nicholas Theodosakis, Marcus Bosenberg


Aberrant DNA methylation is an epigenetic hallmark of melanoma, known to play important roles in melanoma formation and progression. Recent advances in genome-wide methylation methods have provided the means to identify differentially methylated genes, methylation signatures, and potential biomarkers. However, despite considerable effort and advances in cataloging methylation changes in melanoma, many questions remain unanswered. The aim of this review is to summarize recent developments, emerging trends, and important unresolved questions in the field of aberrant DNA methylation in melanoma. In addition to reviewing recent developments, we carefully synthesize the findings in an effort to provide a framework for understanding the current state and direction of the field. To facilitate clarity, we divided the review into DNA methylation changes in melanoma, biomarker opportunities, and therapeutic developments. We hope this review contributes to accelerating the utilization of the diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic potential of DNA methylation for the benefit of melanoma patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 111 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 21%
Researcher 17 15%
Student > Master 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Other 8 7%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 19 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 34 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 12%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 22 20%

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