Skin Cancer News

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10/10/2012
Melanoma Odds Doubled for Transplant, Lymphoma Patients: Study

Early detection of this serious skin cancer is critical

10/3/2012
Indoor Tanning Causes Common Skin Cancers, Study Finds

While less deadly than melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell cancers can be disfiguring

10/1/2012
New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression

Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/4/2012
Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History

Utah study looked at prostate cancer, melanoma

8/3/2012
Could Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Pose Skin Cancer Risk?

Tiny flaws in all brands tested allowed emission of harmful UV rays, study found

8/3/2012
College Students Who Use Tanning Beds Often Burn: Study

Ultraviolet exposure not 'controlled' as advertised, researchers warn

8/2/2012
Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says

Risk of new lesions doubles for those with three prior basal cell carcinomas

8/1/2012
Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells

Three new studies in mice may explain why some tumors resist aggressive treatment

7/30/2012
Scientists Uncover Gene Variation Linked to Melanoma

'RAC1' mutation found in tumors on sun-exposed skin

7/25/2012
People With Darker Skin Still at Risk for Melanoma

Expert describes how skin cancer looks, ways to protect yourself

7/25/2012
1 in 20 Cases of Melanoma Linked to Tanning Beds: Study

European data supports warnings to avoid the devices and cut your risk for skin cancer

7/20/2012
HPV Might Raise Risk of Form of Skin Cancer

Study found link between human papillomavirus not related to cervical cancer, squamous cell carcinoma

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/9/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Biopsy Use in Melanoma Patients

Expert panel said sentinel lymph node biopsy to show if cancer has spread could be used more consistently

7/2/2012
Coffee May Cut Your Risk for Common Form of Skin Cancer

Caffeine appears to be the link, but it doesn't cut chances of developing other skin cancers, study says

6/25/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

But only in the short term, international trial shows

6/20/2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

'Everything causes cancer these days,' said many students who use the devices

6/19/2012
Could Sunlight Lower Your Odds for Pancreatic Cancer?

Experts say early study results are no reason to tan, however, given UV rays' link to skin cancer

6/18/2012
Smoking Might Raise Your Odds for Skin Cancer

Review of data finds higher risk for squamous cell carcinomas

6/14/2012
18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report

Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

6/11/2012
Inactivation of Gene Might Cause Skin Cancer to Spread

Animal, human research looked at role of 'LKB1' gene in melanoma

6/11/2012
Health Tip: Apply Sunscreen Properly

30 minutes before you go outside

6/6/2012
New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies

In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

6/4/2012
Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

6/4/2012
New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer

They focus on genes that are specific to the type of tumor the patient has

6/4/2012
Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers

Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

5/29/2012
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study

Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

5/25/2012
Few U.S. Hispanics Screened for Skin Cancer

Only 7 percent had a doctor look over their skin for suspicious moles, study finds

5/18/2012
Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men

They're less likely than women to take sun precautions and check for growths, survey results show

5/17/2012
Two-Drug Combo May Be Safe for Melanoma Treatment

Preliminary research found reduced skin-lesion side effect

5/10/2012
Many Young Adults at Risk of Skin Cancer: CDC

Sunbathing, indoor tanning all too common, study finds

5/9/2012
Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome

Findings include genetic link to breast cancer, researchers say

5/8/2012
Eye Color May Help Predict Vitiligo Risk

People with blue eyes are less likely to have the autoimmune disease, study finds

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

5/6/2012
Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings

20% of Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, experts warn

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

4/16/2012
Surgery Rates Rising for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Study

Use of a particular procedure may be driving the trend

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors

4/2/2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Also Help Fight Cancer

People taking it seemed to fare better when faced with prostate, pancreatic tumors, studies found

4/2/2012
Melanoma Rates On the Rise Among Young Adults: Study

Young women hit the hardest, tanning beds may explain trend, researchers say

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/28/2012
Study Reveals Trigger That May Speed Melanoma Growth

Researchers identified molecule in tumors that suppresses immune system

3/21/2012
3/16/2012
Researcher Uses Genomics to Predict His Odds for Disease

It's another example of the future of 'personalized medicine,' scientists say

3/14/2012
New Gel Treats Precancerous Skin Condition in Days: Study

Shorter treatment time is an advantage, researcher says

3/7/2012
Woman's Recovery From Advanced Melanoma Could Help Guide Research

In rare case, her immune system was spurred to eliminate tumors even in distant sites, researchers say

3/1/2012
Vitamin A Supplements Might Cut Melanoma Risk: Study

Being 'sun-smart' is still the best prevention, one expert says

2/29/2012
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds