Skin cancer malignant melanoma
A malignant melanoma, which is a malignant skin tumour that involves the skin cells that produce pigment Getty Images

A study showing that the use of a combination of skin cancer drugs can halt the progress of the disease for almost a year in over 57% of patients at an advanced stage of malignant melanoma is being hailed as a significant breakthrough.

What is malignant melanoma?

How is it treated?

How many people in the UK get malignant melanoma?

What is the latest development in treating malignant melanoma?

Sources: NHS, Macmillan, Cancer Research UK, ASOC