Skin Cancer

Topical Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Tens of millions of Americans develop sun-linked skin lesions called actinic keratoses, which are tied to later cancer risk. Many will get a combo of treatments to help clear the blemishes. Now, research shows that the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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No Elevated Cancer Risk For Ra Patients With Tocilizumab (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Combined risk for new cancers except non-melanoma skin cancer with IL-6r inhibitor not significantly different than with TNF inhibitors
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Medical News Today: Laser Probe Detects Deadly Melanoma In Seconds

A Ph.D. student has designed a cost-effective and easy-to-use device that can quickly detect cancerous skin cells. Catching cancer earlier can save lives.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Marine Bacteria Offer New Weapon Against Melanoma

Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer.
Related topics: Bacteria, Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology

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63-year-old Qualifies For Crossfit Games While Battling Cancer

Doctors diagnosed Ken Ogden's skin cancer in February, and he underwent daily radiation treatments through early April.        
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Low-cost 'cancer Probe' Could Spot Deadly Melanoma Early

Work is being done on a tool to help in the early detection of melanoma: a simple, compact laser probe that can distinguish between harmless moles and cancerous ones -- in a matter of seconds.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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A Common Genetic Signature Has Been Discovered Among Three Cancer Prone Rare Skin Diseases

A group of researchers has identified a common genetic signature among three rare skin diseases or genodermatoses: recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, Kindler syndrome and xeroderma pigmentosum. In the near future, these findings will allow...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: New Compound Could Fight Off Aggressive Melanoma

New research examines the genetic chain reaction that causes a particularly aggressive form of melanoma and finds a way to stop it.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research, Genetics

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High-fiber Diet May Help Gut 'microbiome' Battle Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- A healthy diet may trigger a better response to a certain kind of melanoma treatment. How? New research suggests that a diet that's full of fiber appears to lead to more diverse intestinal bacteria (microbiome). In...
Related topics: Diet, Microbiome, Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Neoadjuvant Anti-pd-1 Predicts Melanoma Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- One-dose immune response tied to 63% DFS and 93% OS at 2 years
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Smokers May Fare Worse Against The Deadliest Skin Cancer, Melanoma

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Melanoma patients who are recent and current smokers have lower survival rates than nonsmokers, suggesting that smoking may weaken immune response to the most deadly skin cancer, researchers say. In a study of more than...
Related topics: Smoking, Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma, Medical Research

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Melanoma Brain Metastases Are Immunosuppressive With Treatment-resistant Metabolism

Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. Researchers report that the heavy reliance of these tumors on a specific metabolic...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Brain Tumors, Medical Research

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Hands Don't Spread Hpv, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology

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23andme Is Upending How We Find New Drugs, And The Ceo Says 13 Are Now In Early Trials

Silicon Valley genetic testing startup 23andMe is making progress in its efforts to develop new drugs for everything from skin conditions to cancer and heart disease, the CEO said at an event last week. Therapeutics with the 23andMe label would be a...
Related topics: Silicon Valley, Genetics, Startup, Cancer, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Preventive Care Gets Short Shrift In Inflammatory Bowel Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Vaccines, skin cancer, mental health not often discussed at visits
Related topics: Vaccines, Cancer, Oncology

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Immunotherapy Appears Better Than Chemotherapy For Aggressive Type Of Skin Cancer

The first study of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab as the initial treatment for patients with a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma reports better responses and longer survival than expected with conventional...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Marc Anthony’s Ex-wife Dayanara Torres Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Dayanara Torres, the ex-wife of singer Marc Anthony, has been diagnosed with skin cancer. The former Miss Universe 1993 revealed the news to her Instagram followers with a video she published on World Cancer Day. Although she spoke Spanish in the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram, Health Videos

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Medical News Today: How Skin Cancer Becomes Invasive

A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Skin Cancer Can Spread In Mice By Hijacking The Immune System

Scientists have uncovered molecules released by invasive skin cancer that reprogram healthy immune cells to help the cancer to spread.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Method To 'turn Off' Mutated Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and notorious for its resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Approximately 25 percent of melanoma is driven by oncogenic mutations in the NRAS gene, making it a very attractive therapeutic target....
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Genetics

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