Skin Cancer

News Digest – Soaring Skin Cancer Rates, Breast Milk, 5g And Does Eating Insects Really Protect...

Melanoma in younger people on the rise Our new stats show that the number of 25-49-year olds who have been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer has soared since 2004, with plenty of media outlets picking up the trend. It’s thought the rise could be...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Health Tip: Indoor Tanning

-- Tanning beds and sun lamps can cause serious long-term skin damage, says the American Cancer Society. Indoor tanning exposes the skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays -- the cause of most skin cancer. A tan is the body's response to injury from UV...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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A Hidden Cancer Success Story: Declining Deaths From Melanoma

Here is some news about cancer that isn’t widely known and is hiding in plain sight: Deaths from melanoma — a skin cancer that has lethal potential — have declined dramatically over the past several years. And while that fact alone...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Paige Details First Ai Pathology Tech With Clinical-grade Accuracy In New Research Paper

Medical tech and computational pathology startup Paige has published a new article in the peer-reviewed medical journal Nature Medicine, detailing its artificial intelligence-based detection system for identifying prostate cancer, skin cancer and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Startup, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Mixing Alcohol And Sun? Beware, A Buzz Begets A Faster Burn

Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. Part of the risk may be explained by the direct effect that alcohol has on antioxidant levels in the skin, which can hasten a sunburn.(Image credit: David P. Hall/Getty Images)
Related topics: Alcohol, Cancer, Oncology

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From Ido To Idon't: Lessons Learned After A Combo Fails In Advanced Melanoma

(MedPage Today) -- No PFS, OS benefits seen for epacadostat and pembrolizumab combination in stage III/IV disease
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Study Highlights Need For Tailored Skin Cancer Prevention Programs

Researchers at the GW Cancer Center found that sun safety practices for attendees at skin cancer screening events differ from the general public.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Effective Drug Combination Against Uveal Melanoma

Researchers have identified a new drug combination that is effective against metastatic uveal melanoma cells in preclinical studies.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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Pd-1 Inhibitor Disappoints In Mrcc With Untreated Brain Metastases

(MedPage Today) -- Unlike in melanoma or NSCLC, checkpoint inhibitor ineffective; tumor heterogeneity, complexity may explain differences
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Melanoma, Cancer

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How Protect Against Short- And Long-term Sun Damage

FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 -- Don't invite skin cancer to your holiday weekend. As you celebrate America's independence at beaches, pools or backyard parties, remember that the sun's damaging rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. -- and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Is There One Right Answer In Frontline Tx For Metastatic Melanoma?

(MedPage Today) -- We need to find the correct sequence with BRAF inhibitors and immunotherapy, says Anna Pavlick
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Astronomers Help Wage War On Cancer

Techniques developed by astronomers could help in the fight against breast and skin cancer.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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4 Ways To Check For Skin Cancer With Your Smartphone - Cnet

Your phone can help you recognize suspicious moles and marks, but you should still see a dermatologist or doctor.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Dermatology

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Calculated Tumor Area Has Prognostic Value For Melanoma

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 -- Stratification of melanoma into groups based on calculated tumor area improves prognostic value over stratification using the category based on Breslow thickness, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA...
Related topics: Cancer, Melanoma, Medical Research

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Second Primary Melanoma Increases Risk For Death

(MedPage Today) -- Data a reminder of the importance of regular skin exams
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Protein Linked To Aggressive Skin Cancer

Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden's most common forms of cancer. A...
Related topics: Proteins, Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma, Medical Research

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Immunotherapy Combo Fails Melanoma Test

(MedPage Today) -- No PFS, OS benefit with epacadostat-pembrolizumab combination in final analysis
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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The Medical Minute: Don't Make Your Own Sunscreen

While some do-it-yourselfers make their own sunscreen to avoid chemicals used to make those found at stores, a surgical oncologist and skin cancer specialist at Penn State Health says that's a bad idea.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Limited Anti-pd-1 Activity In Mrcc Brain Mets

(MedPage Today) -- Discordance with melanoma, NSCLC data may reflect RCC heterogeneity
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Health Tip: Sun Protection For Skin Of Color

-- Sun protection should not be limited to those with fair skin, says the Skin of Color Society. People with darker skin are still at risk of skin cancer triggered by the sun's ultraviolet rays. The Skin of Color Society recommends using sunscreen...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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