Skin Cancer News

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4/8/2011
Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests

Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

4/7/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Skin After Hair Loss

Skin is more vulnerable to sun's rays without hair's protection

3/31/2011
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

3/25/2011
Drug Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

Yervoy fights deadly form of skin cancer, agency says

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/17/2011
Better Laws Needed to Curb Teen Tanning Bed Use: Report

Parental attitudes toward indoor tanning influence teen usage

2/23/2011
Laser Technology Might Help Doctors Diagnose Melanoma

In early trial, technique was 100% accurate in correctly identifying cancerous lesions

2/21/2011
Education Might Help Kidney Recipients Spot Skin Cancer

Transplant patients should be taught about their higher risk, how to detect, researchers say

2/21/2011
Surviving Melanoma May Take Different Toll on Women, Men

Females more likely to have long-term worry, but also be more sun-safe than males, study finds

1/31/2011
New Therapies Offer Insight Into Battling Deadly Melanomas

Both use patient's immune cells to launch attack on malignant cells, but the research is preliminary

1/17/2011
Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Two studies highlight the importance of annual skin screens, even if patients are reluctant

1/17/2011
Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study

Only a few 'broad-spectrum' creams protect against glass-penetrating UV-A rays, researchers say

12/20/2010
Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk

1 in 5 women uses the devices; many see spray-on tans as an adjunct, not a substitute, researchers say

12/6/2010
Daily Sunscreen Use Does Protect From Melanoma, Study Finds

Australians who used it daily had half the rate of this most deadly skin cancer

11/29/2010
Celebrex Shows Potential in Preventing Some Skin Cancers: Study

But possible links to cardiovascular risk may not make it a long-term strategy, experts say

11/18/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Up Cancer Risk: Study

New research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs supports recent findings

11/16/2010
Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn

Especially at high altitudes, skin protection is needed year-round

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

10/28/2010
Health Tip: Overexposed to the Sun

Ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer, other problems

10/19/2010
Lower Income, Education Can Hamper Skin Cancer Care

Lack of knowledge might place patients at higher risk for recurrence, researchers say

10/18/2010
Vigilance Against Skin Cancer May Lead to Lack of Vitamin D

But the sun-sourced nutrient can be obtained through a supplement, experts note

9/20/2010
One in 10 Teens Uses Sunless Tanning Products

And those who do so are more likely to get sunburns and use risky indoor tanning beds, study finds

8/25/2010
In Early Trial, Targeted Therapy Fights Advanced Melanoma

Experimental drug could help patients whose tumors carry particular gene mutation

8/18/2010
Trial Therapy Improves Melanoma Survival

While gain was small, it marks notable advance against this deadly disease, researchers say

8/16/2010
Redheads at Higher Risk for Common Skin Cancer's Return

Better-educated, richer people also have higher odds for repeat of basal cell carcinoma, study finds

7/26/2010
Sunscreen Concerns Unfounded, Experts Say

Cancer reports questionable; skin protection essential, they note

7/21/2010
Florida's Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns

Statewide skin cancer rates for blacks, Hispanics differ from U.S. trends

7/9/2010
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer

Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

6/7/2010
Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

5/27/2010
Many People Still Don't Know How to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Myths about UV light exposure persist, survey finds

5/27/2010
Tanning Beds Can Greatly Boost Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise more than fourfold with some devices, research shows

5/21/2010
IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers

In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

5/12/2010
A Tan Is Still Admired, Despite Risks

Survey finds conflicting opinions about suntans and skin cancer

5/5/2010
Poll Finds Sun Smarts Vary From City to City

Hartford gets top grade for skin cancer awareness; Pittsburgh fares worst

4/25/2010
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

Young women are especially likely to develop skin cancer, experts say

4/21/2010
Few Over 50 Get Skin Cancer Screenings

Older whites with less education least likely to be screened, study finds

4/19/2010
Tanning Bed Use Might Become Addictive

Many hard-core tanners met typical addiction criteria, study found

3/26/2010
Zyclara Approved to Treat Pre-Cancerous Skin Condition

Some 10 million Americans have actinic keratoses

3/26/2010
FDA Advisers Urge Stricter Regulation of Tanning Beds

Citing skin-cancer risk, experts recommend potential ban on use by people under 18, among other measures

3/25/2010
FDA Panel Weighs New Restrictions on Tanning Beds

Experts say devices' UV rays help spur skin cancer, but industry says it's not so clear

3/18/2010
Health Tip: Check Your Skin for Signs of Cancer

Suggestions for performing a self-exam

3/15/2010
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers in the Millions and Rising

Numbers have grown steadily since the 1990s; baby boomer epidemic predicted

3/11/2010
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Melanoma

Who is more likely to get this deadly cancer?

2/15/2010
NSAIDs Won't Shield Against Skin Cancer

Researchers find anti-inflammatories show no effect on squamous cell carcinoma

2/9/2010
Tanning Bed Regulation Heats Up

FDA, lawmakers want to limit UV ray exposure, improve warning labels

2/3/2010
Winter Sun Warrants Sunscreen

Cold temperatures don't rule out UV rays, experts say

1/8/2010
Celebrex Might Thwart Inherited Skin Cancers

Drug led to fewer basal cell carcinoma lesions in study patients

12/28/2009
Sun Protection Advised Year-Round

UVA rays pose a threat to skiers, snowboarders, experts say

12/23/2009
Melanoma Less Common in Blacks But Deadlier

Skin cancer diagnosis occurs later in nonwhites, study finds

12/1/2009
Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies

Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say