Skin Cancer News

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10/21/2015
B Vitamin May Help Ward Off Some Skin Cancers

Study found high-risk patients who took nicotinamide daily developed fewer non-melanoma lesions

10/20/2015
Count the Moles on Your Arm to Predict Melanoma Risk?

Researchers recommend primary care doctors look for 11 or more

10/16/2015
Many Skin Cancer Patients Skip Routine Self-Exams

Study finds some don't know how to spot signs of trouble

10/8/2015
Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

10/7/2015
Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

10/7/2015
Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study

Experts note future prevention efforts need to target this group

10/2/2015
Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

9/30/2015
Melanoma Skin Checks Can Have Added Bonus: Stronger Relationships

Study found that widows and their friends/family often bonded via the monthly checks

9/22/2015
Check Yourself for Signs of Skin Cancer, Doctors Advise

One in five Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime, experts say

8/21/2015
Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

8/20/2015
Many Parents Aren't Shielding Babies From Sun's Harmful Rays: Study

12 percent told researchers their children had tanned in their first six months of life

8/20/2015
Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

Former president, 90, says he knows illness is incurable and is 'surprisingly at ease'

8/20/2015
People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study

They may be less likely to get regular skin exams, advance warning about their risk, researcher says

8/17/2015
Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study

Immune-suppressing drugs may play role in higher number of melanoma diagnoses

8/14/2015
Serving in Middle East May Raise Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Vets

Study cites limited use of sun protection, lack of awareness

8/7/2015
Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

7/24/2015
New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

7/24/2015
7/16/2015
New Dumb-But-Deadly Trend: Sunburn 'Art'

Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

7/1/2015
Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount

Study finds Americans are staying away from unhealthy practice in growing numbers

6/29/2015
Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

6/23/2015
Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk

Study did find slightly higher odds for the skin cancer in men on ED drugs, but lifestyles are probable culprit

6/17/2015
Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels, Study Finds

Less than half in new survey understood what an SPF value meant

6/11/2015
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds

In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

6/10/2015
Online Searches for 'Skin Cancer' Go Up in Summer

Finding suggests efforts to protect Americans from the sun's harmful rays should peak in hot months, too

6/9/2015
Health Tip: Protect Against Skin Cancer

Use sunscreen daily, no matter the weather

6/2/2015
Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.

Women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning, researchers say

6/1/2015
Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

No survival difference seen for patients spared surgery, study says

6/1/2015
New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study

Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found

5/26/2015
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

5/19/2015
Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

5/13/2015
Vitamin Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

Preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates

5/4/2015
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer

4/22/2015
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

4/22/2015
Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

4/20/2015
Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say

4/13/2015
Tan Skin Is Damaged Skin

Dermatologist stresses there is no safe amount of sunning time

4/9/2015
Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

4/8/2015
4/2/2015
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Still not clear if it will prevent recurrence or lengthen survival

3/20/2015
Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

Shifting preferences for tanning, along with belief that darker skin is protected, may explain trend

2/19/2015
Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark

UV rays cause DNA-related harm to skin cells, study finds

1/20/2015
Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage

1/16/2015
Children of Melanoma Survivors Often Get Sunburned: Study

Nearly half had experienced sun-linked injury in the past year, researchers said

1/16/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

12/23/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens in Tanning Salons, Study Finds

But, millions still putting their skin's health at risk

12/22/2014
Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer

12/18/2014
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

12/17/2014
Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session