In this perspective, we identify emerging frontiers in clinical and basic research of melanocyte biology and its associated biomedical disciplines. We describe challenges and opportunities in clinical and basic research of normal and diseased melanocytes that impact current approaches to research in melanoma and the dermatological sciences. We focus on four themes: (1) clinical melanoma research, (2) basic melanoma research, (3) clinical dermatology, and (4) basic pigment cell research, with the goal of outlining current highlights, challenges, and frontiers associated with pigmentation and melanocyte biology. Significantly, this document encapsulates important advances in melanocyte and melanoma research including emerging frontiers in melanoma immunotherapy, medical and surgical oncology, dermatology, vitiligo, albinism, genomics and systems biology, epidemiology, pigment biophysics and chemistry, and evolution.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research|
|State||Published - Nov 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The council of the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research and the council of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies are grateful for support by grant R13 AR071775 from the National Institutes of Health.
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- International Pigment Cell Conference
- cancer prevention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)