Skin Cancer News

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3/15/2010
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers in the Millions and Rising

Numbers have grown steadily since the 1990s; baby boomer epidemic predicted

3/11/2010
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Melanoma

Who is more likely to get this deadly cancer?

2/15/2010
NSAIDs Won't Shield Against Skin Cancer

Researchers find anti-inflammatories show no effect on squamous cell carcinoma

2/9/2010
Tanning Bed Regulation Heats Up

FDA, lawmakers want to limit UV ray exposure, improve warning labels

2/3/2010
Winter Sun Warrants Sunscreen

Cold temperatures don't rule out UV rays, experts say

1/8/2010
Celebrex Might Thwart Inherited Skin Cancers

Drug led to fewer basal cell carcinoma lesions in study patients

12/28/2009
Sun Protection Advised Year-Round

UVA rays pose a threat to skiers, snowboarders, experts say

12/23/2009
Melanoma Less Common in Blacks But Deadlier

Skin cancer diagnosis occurs later in nonwhites, study finds

12/1/2009
Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies

Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say

11/25/2009
Implantable Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

In mice, disks placed under the skin kill tumor cells, study finds

11/20/2009
Text Messages Might Increase Sunscreen Usage

With daily reminders, people may be more apt to protect their skin

11/2/2009
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Melanoma Recurrence

But study did not find effect on overall survival

10/26/2009
Bowel Disease Treatment May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

Rates of non-melanoma cancer higher in patients with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, study finds

10/19/2009
More Doctors Need to Learn to Spot Skin Cancers

Resident physicians should be taught to screen for suspicious lesions, researchers say

10/15/2009
Want Sun Protection? Wear Red or Blue

Fabric color affects absorption of UV radiation, researchers say

10/6/2009
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Protect and check your skin

9/30/2009
Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients

Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

9/27/2009
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival

But levels are too low in many Americans, researchers say

9/25/2009
Angst May Protect Against Some Skin Cancer

Study finds less squamous cell carcinoma in mice under short-term stress

9/24/2009
New Treatment May Beat Melanoma

In trials, advanced cancers shrunk rapidly, researchers say

9/21/2009
Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws

Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

9/8/2009
Scientists Spot Clue to Cancer's Aggressiveness

They hope molecular signature shows when disease will respond to cancer drug

9/2/2009
New Compound Shrinks Skin Cancers

Study found more than half of advanced basal cell carcinomas responded to treatment

8/31/2009
Genetic Clues May Lead to New Skin Cancer Therapies

Mutant genes linked to melanoma could be targets for treatment, researchers say

8/17/2009
Antioxidants Pose No Melanoma Threat

Despite earlier study, new report finds no risk from common vitamin and mineral supplements

7/29/2009
Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating

Melanoma risk rises 75 percent when device use begins before age 30, international panel says

6/15/2009
Chemo Drug May Help Sun-Damaged Skin

Small study finds it also may reduce precancerous lesions

6/1/2009
Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine

Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease

6/1/2009
Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise

Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

4/23/2009
Kids Given Photos of Sunburn Damage Covered Up Better

Study says every preteen should get UV snapshot of what exposure can do to their skin

4/21/2009
Genes Hike Melanoma Risk Even in Those Who Tan Well

Study finds chances of getting deadly skin cancer higher despite darker coloring

4/20/2009
Older Men Need to Take Closer Look for Melanomas

If you can't examine your own back, have a loved one take a look, study says

3/31/2009
Gene Screen Could Help Spot Melanoma

Activity of key proteins separate cancer from benign mole, scientists say

3/25/2009
Gene Test May ID Younger Women at Risk for Melanoma

Variation found in more than 40% of females under 50 raises odds almost 4-fold

3/23/2009
Gold Nanospheres Show Promise in 'Boiling' Out Cancer

Smaller than dust flecks, new therapy 'cooks' bad cells while leaving healthy ones alone

3/12/2009
Freckles, Moles May Indicate Risk for Eye Cancer

Factors that lead to skin cancer make uveal melanoma more likely, too, study finds

3/6/2009
Drug Could Make Melanoma More Vulnerable to Chemo

Compound disabled protein fueling tumor growth, making therapy more effective

3/5/2009
Drugs From Vegetables May Target Melanoma Tumors

Extracts of broccoli, cabbage block protein in disease spread, study says

2/27/2009
Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks

They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

2/26/2009
Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection

It might one day be used as an ingredient in sunscreen, researchers say

2/19/2009
Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression

But certain heart drugs may help counter the effect, researchers say

2/17/2009
Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

Rashes, hives, other problems exacerbated by wartime conditions, researchers say

2/16/2009
Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk

Linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say

2/6/2009
Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams

To detect cancer, people need to watch for lesions, experts stress

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

1/23/2009
Acne Cream Not Linked to Raised Death Risk

Analysis of VA study that was halted early says retinoid tretinoin not the culprit

1/8/2009
Melanoma Rates on the Rise in U.S.

Increase could indicate an epidemic of skin cancer, researchers suggest

1/7/2009
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes

Switch to balmier days can be healthy and hazardous for seniors, experts say

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

11/17/2008
Study Singles Out Beachgoers' Skin Cancer Risk

The most vulnerable use the least sunscreen, have greatest desire to tan