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Melanoma Rates On the Rise Among Young Adults: Study

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

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

Study Reveals Trigger That May Speed Melanoma Growth

Researchers identified molecule in tumors that suppresses immune system

Researcher Uses Genomics to Predict His Odds for Disease

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

New Gel Treats Precancerous Skin Condition in Days: Study

Shorter treatment time is an advantage, researcher says

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

Vitamin A Supplements Might Cut Melanoma Risk: Study

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

Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

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

New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

Most-hopeless patients gained several months, study says

Fewer Melanoma Deaths in Counties With More Dermatologists

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

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

First Drug Ok'd to Combat Spreading Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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

Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

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

Tanning Salon Tax No Deterrent: Study

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

Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers Identified

New study suggests ways around the risk for patients

Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

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

Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

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

Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

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

Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

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

Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

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

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

MelaFind Device Approved to Detect Melanoma

A deadly form of skin cancer

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

Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers find association between caffeine consumption, basal cell carcinoma

Skin Cancer Check May Come With New Hairdo

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

Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

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

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

The War on Cancer Continues

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

Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug

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

New Drug Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer

Companion test also sanctioned to detect certain melanoma cells

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

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

More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

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

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

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

Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

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

Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts

Tips for staying healthy while having fun outdoors

Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer

Changing styles leave ears, feet unprotected, dermatologist warns

A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say

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

From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery

Cancer victim blames only herself for 'terrifying' experience

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

Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links

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

Docs Most Often Spot Melanomas in Older Patients

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

FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

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

Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study

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