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Patients with melanoma develop brain metastasis at a higher rate than those with any other common cancer. A new study led by NYU Langone Health researchers implicates amyloid beta (Aβ), a polypeptide heavily implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, for playing a role in promoting that metastasis. "This study reveals an unexpected role for tumor-secreted amyloid beta in promoting the survival of melanoma brain metastases, and also suggests a new way to counter it," says Eva M. Hernando-Monge, PhD, who led the research team. In a second study, Dr. Hernando-Monge's team identified a protein upregulated in metastatic melanoma cells compared to primary cancer cells that could help to explain why some melanomas metastasize even after being fully resected.
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