Skin Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/12/2008
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Fair skin and other things that can increase your risk

10/22/2008
T-Cell Infusion Therapy Boosts Melanoma Survival

Strategy caused tumor regression, relapse-free outcomes in about half of patients treated

10/20/2008
Education Helps Women Make Safer Tanning Choices

Instructional booklet altered attitudes about indoor salons

10/10/2008
Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk

1 in 6 likely to develop some form of disease by 20 years after operation, study says

9/29/2008
Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread

Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

9/18/2008
No Tan Is a Safe Tan

Trio of studies finds UV rays from tanning beds no better than sun itself

9/5/2008
FDA to List Drugs Under Review for Safety Issues

But officials say patients taking meds on Web site shouldn't overreact or stop taking them

8/26/2008
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Ups Risk for Other Cancers

Risk for lung, colon and breast tumors is doubled, researchers say

8/20/2008
Skin Cancer Carries Its Own Scent

Researchers hope to develop noninvasive test to detect malignancies

8/14/2008
Moisturizers Spur Skin Cancer in Mouse Study

Experiments find skin creams boosted rate of cancer growth, number of tumors; experts say human impact unknown.

7/30/2008
New Clues to How Cancer Spreads

Healing cells called fibrocytes create niches in healthy organs where disease can spread, study finds

7/23/2008
Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma

Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key to diagnosis

7/13/2008
Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?

Many products don't protect against UVA rays, which can cause skin cancer

7/11/2008
Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival

Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates

7/10/2008
Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women

But rates of the cancer in young men haven't changed, study says

7/8/2008
Thickness, Location Predict Skin Cancer's Spread

Thicker tumors boost risk almost fivefold, German study finds

6/20/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence

Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

6/20/2008
Pro Baseball Helps Keep Skin Cancer From Scoring

New campaign is focused especially on sunscreen-averse teen boys

6/18/2008
Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

Doctors used man's own immune system cells to eliminate the disease

6/3/2008
Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Lab experiment resulted in T-cells spreading beyond treatment area

6/2/2008
Combo Therapy Knocks Out Melanoma Tumors

Chemo was more effective after a protein in growths was inhibited, researchers say

6/2/2008
Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers

Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says

5/8/2008
Outside Workers Least Likely to Get Skin Exams

But rest of workforce lax as well in getting checked for cancers caused by sun exposure

4/26/2008
Lip Balms and Glosses May Boost Skin Cancer Risks

It's the shine that attracts ultraviolet rays, but sunscreen base can help, expert says

4/25/2008
FDR Might Have Had Melanoma

Researcher suggests large lesion above his left eyebrow was possibly skin cancer

4/22/2008
Larger Skin Lesions More Likely to Be Melanoma

Study backs current skin cancer-screening guidelines

4/21/2008
Melanomas on Scalp and Neck More Deadly

Survival rate was lower than with malignancies diagnosed on face, ears, study finds

4/21/2008
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study

This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

4/18/2008
Gleevec Pushes Advanced Melanoma Into Remission

Woman's case first showing the cancer may have an Achilles' heel, report suggests

4/15/2008
Drug Proves Effective in Slowing Melanomas

Riluzole, used to treat Lou Gehrig's disease, inhibits aggressive growth, study finds

3/17/2008
Health Tip: Sun Safety

Limit exposure during peak hours

3/13/2008
Women's Risk for a Certain Skin Cancer Varies by Geography

Study finds more squamous cell carcinomas in southern U.S. states

3/3/2008
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

2/19/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

2/6/2008
Multiple Sclerosis Drug May Be Linked to Melanoma

Doctors report 2 cases of the deadly skin cancer developing in patients taking Tysabri

1/29/2008
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Melanoma

The most serious form of skin cancer

1/28/2008
Health Tip: Use Sunscreen Year-Round

Not just during summer

1/23/2008
Melanomas Present Unique Appearance

They stand out like 'ugly ducklings' compared to benign moles, study finds

1/16/2008
Researchers Hone in on Cancer Stem Cells for Melanoma

For the first time, researchers say targeting these units can slow down tumor growth

1/11/2008
Sun Savvy Sadly Lacking Among Americans

Most people practice risky behaviors while under its glare, study finds

12/18/2007
Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade

The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found

12/7/2007
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

11/8/2007
A Little Wine, Sunlight Help Boost Women's Health

Two small studies suggest life-enhancing, life-extending benefits

10/25/2007
Broccoli May Help Fight Skin Cancer

Natural compound shields against effects of UV rays

9/26/2007
Doctors See Return of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Handful of AIDS Patients

The skin cancer, which causes lesions, can be controlled with newer treatments

8/29/2007
Self-Exams of Feet Can Catch Early Melanoma

Stay a step ahead of cancer with check for moles, freckles or spots, surgeons' group says

8/29/2007
RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk

But the medications' benefits outweigh the downside, experts say

8/24/2007
Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Women's Skin Cancer Risk

Mechanism isn't clear, and new findings don't apply to men

8/23/2007
FDA Proposes New Rules for Sunscreens

New labeling would indicate UVA protection, not just UVB