Skin Cancer

Melanoma Survival Varies Among U.s. States

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- U.S. states with more physicians and a larger percentage of non-Hispanic whites have worse melanoma survival, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Zachary H....
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research, Dermatology

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Health Tip: Don't Ignore Changes In Skin Color

-- You should never ignore a change in skin color, especially if you have cancer, the American Cancer Society says. A change in skin color typically means something's wrong in the body. In people with cancer, it can be due to factors including...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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Hindering Melanoma Metastasis With An Fda-approved Drug

A drug approved by the FDA 65 years ago for blood pressure control may aid in preventing cancer from spreading to distant organs. New research revealed that this drug disrupted formation of a fertile environment for metastasis in an animal model by...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Metastasis, Food And Drug Administration, Blood Pressure, Oncology, Medical Research, Fertility

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First-line Immune Tx: An Option In V600k-mutant Melanoma (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Higher mutational load in BRAF-mutant V600K genotype translates into better response to anti-PD1 immunotherapy than targeting BRAF/MEK
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Unraveling The Genetic Causes Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S., has the highest mortality rate of all non-melanoma skin cancers. In roughly two to five percent of patients, the disease...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma

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Tumors Are Not As Addicted To Glucose As Previously Thought

Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held...
Related topics: Cancer, Stem Cells, Medical Research, Oncology

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Mother Of 8 Fights Aggressive Skin Cancer: 'i Won't Sit Down To Die'

A single mom with 8 kids spent New Year's Eve getting chemo. She has skin cancer that has spread, robbing her livelihood, but not her hopes.        
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Sunscreen And Cosmetics Compound May Harm Coral By Altering Fatty Acids

Although sunscreen is critical for preventing sunburns and skin cancer, some of its ingredients are not so beneficial to ocean-dwelling creatures. In particular, sunscreen chemicals shed by swimmers are thought to contribute to coral reef decline....
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk Of Shingles

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Vaccines

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Dogma Of Cancer Metabolism Theory Overturned

Scientists have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held belief about cancer metabolism. The findings could bring about a better understanding of many...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Sunscreen And Cosmetics Compound May Harm Coral By Altering Fatty Acids

Although sunscreen is critical for preventing sunburns and skin cancer, some of its ingredients are not so beneficial to ocean-dwelling creatures. In particular, sunscreen chemicals shed by swimmers are thought to contribute to coral reef decline....
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Sun Exposure Makes People Both More And Less Likely To Die Of Melanoma. How Can That Be?

Quick quiz question: two people are diagnosed with melanoma — Sarah Sunburn, an adamant sun-worshipper, and Paula Pale-All-The-Time, a fanatical sun-avoider. Who is more likely to die of the disease? The answer is pale-faced Paula. Surprised?...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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‘vanderpump Rules’s Ariana Madix Details Skin Cancer Battle, Reveals Removal Scar

Ariana Madix revealed a recent cancer scare on Instagram earlier this month and now, she’s speaking out and revealing new details about her battle with melanoma. On Monday, January 8, Madix visited Entertainment Tonight Live, where the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram, Melanoma

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Hair Dye Is Toxic – Could Natural Alternatives Be Made To Work?

Do you really know what you're putting on your hair? Many hair dyes you can buy in the shops or hairdresser contain toxic chemicals that can cause skin problems or even increase the chances of DNA mutations (a potential cause of cancer). As a result...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology

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New Mechanism To 'activate' The Immune System Against Cancer

A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, and most effectively in lung cancer and melanoma.
Related topics: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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A Canuckcare© Two-fer

Shot:"Had a patient today who had a skin cancer on her nose. 6 month wait for Mohs surgery removal in Toronto and no pathway for Facial Plastic Surgery nasal reconstruction following. She went to the US and was treated the next day."Regular readers...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Monthly News Roundup - December 2018

Elzonris is First Treatment for Rare, Aggressive Form of Blood Cancer Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) previously had no approved medical treatments. BPDCN, a hematologic cancer, may involve the bone marrow, skin, lymph nodes...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Lymph Nodes

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Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- Undergoing health care screening practices is associated with an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in JAMA Dermatology. Aaron M. Drucker, M.D., from...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Dermatology

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Merck's Keytruda Gets Fda Approval For Rare Skin Cancer

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Related topics: Merck & Co, Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Anti-pd-1/ifn Combo Active In Advanced Melanoma

(MedPage Today) -- Almost half of patients in response at 2 years
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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