Skin Cancer News

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11/19/2014
Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

11/10/2014
Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC

Findings underscore importance of prevention efforts

11/4/2014
Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

10/29/2014
Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

10/14/2014
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says

Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed

10/7/2014
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

New fashions led to more revealing clothing -- and tans

9/19/2014
Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals

9/4/2014
FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

9/4/2014
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

9/3/2014
Pilots, Cabin Crews Face Higher Risk of Skin Cancer, Study Says

But, it's not clear whether flying is to blame

8/27/2014
Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

8/21/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

8/20/2014
High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

7/23/2014
Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

6/23/2014
Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says

Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

6/19/2014
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

6/8/2014
Use Your 'ABCDE' to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

Tried and true checklist is best for warning signs of melanoma

6/7/2014
It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says

Sunscreen, shade and covering up can help protect against skin damage in the short- and long-term

6/4/2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

6/2/2014
Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise

By targeting immune system, new treatments extend average survival

5/30/2014
Prom Isn't a Good Reason to Hit the Tanning Salon

Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer, experts say

5/30/2014
5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise 80 percent, nurses' study finds

5/29/2014
Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer

Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

5/29/2014
FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds

All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says

5/28/2014
Indoor Tanning Ups Melanoma Risk, Even Without Burning: Study

Expert warns against trying for a pre-summer glow

5/26/2014
Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun

Cover up or slather on the sunscreen to protect skin from the sun, even on cloudy says, advise experts

5/11/2014
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Most lesions are treatable if caught early, says expert

5/9/2014
Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

5/7/2014
Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

Study of various lamps at 16 salons suggests low carcinogenic potential

4/11/2014
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

4/8/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

4/4/2014
Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?

Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say

3/25/2014
Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online

Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

3/7/2014
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

3/3/2014
Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study

Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

2/26/2014
Skin Cancer May Have Driven Evolution of Black Skin

Researchers note that Africans without any dark pigment often die young of the disease

2/19/2014
Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study

Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/12/2014
Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy

2/7/2014
Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

Decades later, raised rates of non-melanoma disease reported in U.S. veterans exposed to the herbicide

1/29/2014
1 in 3 Americans Has Used Tanning Beds, Upping Skin Cancer Risk

Global study finds similar numbers elsewhere, despite widespread knowledge of the dangers

1/10/2014
FDA OKs 2-Drug Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

In trial, Mekinist and Tafinlar together seemed to perform better than Tafinlar alone, agency says

1/10/2014
Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

The most deadly form of skin cancer

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/26/2013
Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald's Outlets in Florida: Study

Indoor tanning has strong ties to skin cancer and Florida has one of the highest rates of the disease

12/4/2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

11/30/2013
Coping Tips for Winter Skin

Moisturize, cleanse (but don't overdo), expert says

11/5/2013
History of Prostate Cancer Tied to Higher Odds for Melanoma

Studies followed thousands of white male health professionals

10/5/2013
Selecting Sunglasses for Healthy Eyes

Tips for protecting your vision and skin