Skin Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/9/2004
Health Tip: Sun Sense

Some sun protection reminders

7/3/2004
Thalidomide Eyed for Virulent Cancers

Shows promise in patients with myeloma and melanoma

6/26/2004
Don't Be Lulled by the Sun

Advice on how to avoid skin cancer

6/6/2004
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers say peptide-derived treatment uses patient's own immune system to fight disease

5/28/2004
Teens and Sun: An Unhealthy Love Affair

As summer approaches, experts urge kids to avoid dangerous overexposure

5/28/2004
Screen Against the Sun

Proper application of sunscreen makes all the difference

4/15/2004
New Target for Skin Cancer Vaccine Discovered

Protein induces immune system to attack melanoma cells

3/23/2004
UVA Rays May Play Bigger Role in Skin Cancer

Study indicates need for sunblock that protects against A and B rays

3/16/2004
Psoriasis Treatment Shows Unwanted Side Effect

Drug/UV therapy mix raise levels of human papillomavirus in skin

3/10/2004
Tanning Lamp Hazards

The UV rays can be as harmful as the sun's

3/5/2004
Clinical Trials Update: March 5, 2004

3/1/2004
Scientists Trick Skin Cells Into Fending Off UV Damage

Mouse study shows cells can trigger natural defense to DNA damage

2/18/2004
Playing, Working Outside Bring UV Risk

Data links sun time to higher radiation exposure

2/18/2004
Skin Cancer Surgery Prompts Better Sun Habits

People more likely to protect themselves from UV rays after procedure

2/15/2004
The Winter Sun Can Fry You

Experts suggest you take it as seriously as a summer sun

1/19/2004
Snapshots of Skin Could Catch Cancer

Photos may help people detect new or changed moles, study says

12/12/2003
Glycerin May Heal Skin

Common ingredient in skin care products can treat some diseases

12/10/2003
Interferon Doesn't Improve Odds With Melanoma

Low doses after surgery made little difference in recurrence rates, study finds

11/17/2003
One Skin Cancer Can Beget Other Cancers

Women with history of nonmelanoma cancer have greater risk, U.S. study finds

10/23/2003
Studies Find Higher Cancer Risk in Airline Crews

Experts still can't say it's because of what they do

9/17/2003
Cancer Virus Now Tied to Deadly Lung Ailment

Herpesvirus found in primary pulmonary hypertension

9/17/2003
Foot and Ankle Melanomas Particularly Deadly

Survival rate lower than for those on other parts of the body

9/16/2003
Driven to Beat Cancer

People who travel farther for treatments do better, study says

8/30/2003
Skirting Skin Cancer

Prevention and early detection are critical, experts say

7/23/2003
Tanning Beds Fingered for Rise in Skin Cancer

Study finds jump in cases where body is normally covered

7/14/2003
Enzyme Linked to Skin Cancer

Scientists say discovery could inhibit body's response to ultraviolet light

7/4/2003
Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

An explanation of UVA and UVB

6/16/2003
Measuring Melanoma's Spread

Bleeding and other symptoms indicate deeper invasion of disease, study says

6/13/2003
Gene Mutations Raise Melanoma Risk

Those with family histories more susceptible to the sun

6/8/2003
Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later

Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside

5/26/2003
Trust Your Instincts, Skin Cancer Survivor Urges

Kim Fahnley says she spotted her tumors both times

5/26/2003
Skin Cancer: More Than 1 Million New Cases in U.S. This Year

The good news: Better treatments, more choices in sunscreen products

5/2/2003
Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal

Some don't protect against UVA rays, which may cause skin cancer

4/29/2003
Young People Skipping Sunscreen

Going for the tan despite the cancer risks

4/22/2003
Uneven Tanning Laws

Most places don't limit youth access to indoor salons, study finds

4/21/2003
Melanoma Gene Discovered

Finding could lead to screening tests

2/18/2003
Skin Cancer Surgery Safe on Outpatient Basis

Study finds Mohs procedure doesn't require hospital stay

2/9/2003
Saving Face

Label warnings proposed for products with alpha hydroxy acids

2/5/2003
Melanoma Transferred Via Donated Organs

2 kidney recipients were stricken with the disease

2/4/2003
Harvard Researchers Discover Why Youthful Sun Damage Leads to Skin Cancer

UV rays can compromise a key pathway's tumor-suppressing powers

1/24/2003
Skiers, Watch Out For That Sun

Rays can equal those at a summer beach

1/20/2003
Mapping Melanoma's Spread

Delicate procedure works well in sensitive face and neck area, study finds

12/5/2002
Potential Melanoma Biomarker Discovered

Could predict prognosis for people with skin cancer

10/9/2002
Melanoma Deaths Climb Among Older Men

But younger people are dying less of skin cancer now than 30 years ago

9/19/2002
Counterintuitive Therapy Kills Melanoma Cells

Scientists attack cancer by weakening immune system

8/28/2002
Risk Factors for Melanoma

Do you fit the profile?

8/26/2002
Suncream in Your Coffee?

Caffeine may prevent skin cancer in mice, study shows

8/16/2002
Mohs Surgery: Gold Standard for Skin Cancer

Painstaking procedure gets more of tumor, leaves less scarring

8/14/2002
Cancer Gene Uncovered

Scientists identify gene linked to development of melanoma and colon cancer

7/30/2002
Physician, Slop Thyself

Study finds doctors don't protect themselves from the sun