Skin Cancer News

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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

2/22/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

Most-hopeless patients gained several months, study says

2/20/2012
Fewer Melanoma Deaths in Counties With More Dermatologists

Skin cancer death rates were higher in areas with more whites, insured people, study found

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

1/30/2012
First Drug Ok'd to Combat Spreading Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Pill is intended for advanced cases or those unsuitable for surgery, radiation

1/30/2012
1/23/2012
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

1/20/2012
Tanning Salon Tax No Deterrent: Study

Bans for people under 18 and fines may be more effective than tax, researchers say

1/18/2012
Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers Identified

New study suggests ways around the risk for patients

1/16/2012
Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

12/19/2011
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

12/19/2011
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

12/15/2011
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

12/6/2011
Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

11/28/2011
Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/2/2011
MelaFind Device Approved to Detect Melanoma

A deadly form of skin cancer

10/24/2011
More Evidence Links Tanning Beds to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Rates of 3 types of malignancies rose along with frequency of use, new study finds

10/24/2011
Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers find association between caffeine consumption, basal cell carcinoma

10/17/2011
Skin Cancer Check May Come With New Hairdo

Hairdressers, barbers often first to spot skin changes that signal melanoma, experts say

10/7/2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

10/6/2011
Tanning Beds May Be Even Riskier Than Thought

The UV ray type found in sunbeds might reach into skin's most vulnerable layer, study says

9/20/2011
The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/17/2011
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug

Agency gave nod to Zelboraf, which targets a mutant gene found in half of cases of the deadly cancer

8/17/2011
New Drug Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer

Companion test also sanctioned to detect certain melanoma cells

8/15/2011
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But link doesn't mean vitamin caused the cancer, researchers say

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found

8/2/2011
Cancer Patients May Be at Greater Risk for Sun Damage

Radiation therapy can cause skin to lose some of its natural protective capacity, experts say

7/22/2011
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

But it has negative influence on U.S. Latinos use of shade, sun-protective clothing, study shows

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/18/2011
Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

Self-screening helps, but doctors better at finding early stage melanoma, study shows

7/16/2011
Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts

Tips for staying healthy while having fun outdoors

7/13/2011
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer

Changing styles leave ears, feet unprotected, dermatologist warns

7/8/2011
A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say

From wrinkles to skin cancer, risks increase with exposure to UV rays indoors or out

7/8/2011
From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery

Cancer victim blames only herself for 'terrifying' experience

6/28/2011
Vitamin D, Calcium Combo May Halve Melanoma Risk in Some Women

Supplements only benefited those who had had another form of skin cancer, study found

6/21/2011
Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links

Review of previous research ties five genetic variants to the deadly skin cancer

6/16/2011
Docs Most Often Spot Melanomas in Older Patients

Overall, patients, especially younger ones, identify 60% of these cancers, study finds

6/16/2011
6/14/2011
FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

Label changes include curbs on certain products claiming to be 'sunblocks' and cancer-preventing

6/6/2011
Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study

Patients with the brain disorder should get checked annually for the skin cancer, expert advises