Skin Cancer

As Summer Starts, Sun Safety Slashes Skin Cancer Risk

MONDAY, May 25, 2020 -- With many beaches and parks opening in time for Memorial Day, the American Cancer Society is reminding people to practice sun safety. Overexposing yourself to the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, which is the most...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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These Are The Self-exams You Should Be Doing At Home Right Now

Here's how to do basic checks for breast cancer, skin cancer and more when you can't get to the doctor during the coronavirus pandemic.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Antihistamines May Help Patients With Malignant Melanoma

Can a very common allergy medicine improve survival among patients suffering from the serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma? A new study indicates that this may be the case.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Allergies, Oncology, Medical Research

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Intel And Penn Medicine Are Developing An Ai To Spot Brain Tumors

We’ve seen AI outperform doctors in spotting breast cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer. Now, researchers from Intel and the University of Pennsylvania are turning their attention to brain tumors. Using Intel’s AI hardware and software, Penn...
Related topics: Intel, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Shun The Sun To Prevent Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, May 2, 2020 -- Though most Americans are well aware that protecting themselves from sunburn is important, many don't take precautions, a new survey finds. Protecting yourself from exposure to sunlight is the best way of preventing skin...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Polls

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6-week Keytruda Safe, Effective In Melanoma

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Giving the anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) at a higher dose but less often was safe and effective in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma, interim data from KEYNOTE 555...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Targeted Tx Holiday Flops In Late-stage Melanoma

]]>(MedPage Today) -- For patients with advanced BRAF-mutant melanoma, taking a treatment holiday from BRAF/MEK inhibitors with the goal of forestalling drug resistance instead led to earlier disease progression, a randomized trial found. In the...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Pfs Prolonged With Continuous Dabrafenib, Trametinib In Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 -- For patients with advanced BRAFV600E/K melanoma, continuous treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib improves progression-free survival (PFS) versus intermittent treatment, but overall survival is no different between...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Triplet Succeeds In Braf-mutant Melanoma

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Adding the PD-L1-directed immunotherapy atezolizumab (Tecentriq) to a targeted combination improved progression-free survival (PFS) for advanced melanoma patients with a BRAF V600 mutation, a phase III trial showed. In over...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Genetics

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Eu Panel Review Supports Decision To Pull Picato From Market

A European Medicines Agency safety committee concluded that the risks for skin cancer from the topical gel used to treat actinic keratosis outweigh the benefits. News Alerts
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Missing Bap1 Gene Associated With Immunosuppressive Molecules In Uveal Melanoma

A new study reveals that tumors lacking a protein called BAP1 have an ineffective immune reaction against cancer, thus rendering immunotherapies ineffectual, particularly in uveal melanomas (UM). The researchers also discovered that when BAP1 is...
Related topics: Genetics, Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research, Proteins, Oncology

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Cancel Chemo Or Risk Compromised Immune System? Cancer Patients And Oncologists Confront...

Early last month, Dallas resident Susan Carson had a biopsy conducted on her lip. Her fears were confirmed — the spot was squamous cell carcinoma, a fast-growing form of skin cancer. At the time, her doctor told her they should remove the...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Melanoma Is Killing Fewest Americans In Decades

Advances in treatment have led to the largest yearly declines in deaths due to melanoma ever recorded for this skin cancer, results of a new study suggest.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Large Decrease Seen In Melanoma Mortality From 2013 To 2016

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- From 2013 to 2016, there was a large decrease of 17.9 percent in melanoma mortality, according to a study published online March 19 in the American Journal of Public Health. Juliana Berk-Krauss, M.D., from the State...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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U.s. Sees Big Drop In Deaths From Melanoma

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- New treatments for melanoma have dramatically reduced deaths from this often fatal skin cancer. Leaders of a new study report that the death rate from aggressive melanoma that spread to other organs plummeted 18%...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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‘vanderpump Rules’ Star Ariana Madix Opens Up About Skin Cancer, Says Early Detection Is ‘so...

Ariana Madix opened up about her discovery of skin cancer during a recent appearance on E! News’ The Daily Pop. While appearing on the daytime talk show on Thursday, March 12, the Vanderpump Rules cast member was asked why she decided to come...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Crushed By A Hospital Bill? Here’s How To Stand Up For Yourself

The cost of medical treatment depleted Frances Edwards’ savings after she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in October 2016 — even though she has insurance.In early 2019, she owed $6,400 in out-of-pocket charges for her first two cancer...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology

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Bereavement Tied To Higher Melanoma-related Mortality

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- There is a decreased risk for melanoma diagnosis among bereaved individuals but increased mortality associated with melanoma compared with nonbereaved individuals, according to a study published online March 3 in the...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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The Week That Wasn't: Alzheimer's Acid, Mourning & Melanoma, Preterm Epigenetics

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Melanoma, Cancer

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Tone Down Your Risk Of Skin Cancer

Social media smarts could make you less susceptible to skin cancer as new research shows that media literacy skills can help change people's attitudes about what is believed to be the 'tanned ideal.'
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Social Media, Medical Research

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