Skin Cancer

'hyperhotspots' Could Predict Skin Cancer Risk

Scientists report the discovery of 'hyperhotspots' in the human genome, locations that are up to 170-times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight compared to the genome average.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Genetics

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Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing In Teens, Young Adults

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 -- Melanoma incidence seems to be decreasing in adolescents and young adults, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in JAMA Dermatology. Kelly G. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research, Dermatology, Oncology

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Melanoma Falls In Younger Americans: Success Of Sun Education?

The downward trend suggests sun-wise public health campaigns may be favorably influencing melanoma incidence, mirroring what has been seen in Australia. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Medical News Today: How A Virus Might Protect Against Skin Cancer

A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Strategies To Enhance Immunotherapy In Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- As many as a fourth of patients with anti-PD-1-resistant melanoma attained meaningful responses with intralesional injection of a toll-like receptor 9 agonist, according to data reported...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Melanoma Treatment Takes A Big Step Forward

Iovance Bio shares jumped on Friday after the firm announced results from its mid-stage metastatic melanoma study.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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Vitamin D Dials Down The Aggression In Melanoma Cells

Vitamin D influences the behavior of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. The researchers discovered that vitamin D influences a signalling pathway within melanoma cells, which slowed...
Related topics: Vitamins, Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Hair Follicles Can Be A Site Of Origin For Melanoma

Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology

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‘vanderump Rules’ Ariana Madix Reveals Cancer Scare, Co-stars React To Her Very Personal...

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix has revealed she had surgery for cancer last fall. The 34-year-old Bravo star shared a powerful post to Instagram which showed her getting wheeled into surgery for melanoma last year at this time. In the video,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram, Melanoma, Health Videos

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Bariatric Surgery Linked To Reduced Risk For Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- For individuals with obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in JAMA Dermatology. Magdalena Taube, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Melanoma, Medical Research, Dermatology

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Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment

Invasive procedures to biopsy tissue from cancer-tainted organs could be replaced by simply taking samples from a tiny “decoy” implanted just beneath the skin, University ... Read more
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy, Medical Research

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6 Skin Care Tips That Dermatologists Use Themselves

Board-certified dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin, hair and nails, diagnosing and treating more than 3,000 diseases and conditions, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. They also help patients address their cosmetic...
Related topics: Dermatology, Cancer, Oncology, Acne, Psoriasis

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Sunsmart Program Ups Sun Protection Behaviors

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- A skin cancer prevention program -- "SunSmart" -- can create lasting changes in sun protection behavior and contribute to the decline in melanoma rates, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in PLOS Medicine. Tamara...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma, Medical Research

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Metastatic Melanoma: What A Change In Prognosis

Over the last 15 years, the arrival of immunotherapy and targeted drugs has radically changed the prognosis for patients with metastatic melanoma, with many now living for years. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer

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Study Fingers New Player In Cancer Immunity

Study in mice reveals new immune regulatory mechanism involved in cancer, viral infections Silencing immune-regulating gene in immune cells eradicated colon cancer in mice Approach also helped some animals clear an aggressive form of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Melanoma

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Outcomes Across Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Treatments Similar

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Outcomes for nonmelanoma skin cancers are similar at one year, regardless of treatment type, although cosmetic results vary, according to a review published in the Oct. 15 issue of Cancer. Charles T. Lee, Pharm.D.,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Expert Second Opinions Up Reliability Of Melanoma Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- Second opinions rendered by dermatopathologists improve the reliability of melanocytic lesion diagnosis, although there is still discordance among pathologists, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in JAMA...
Related topics: Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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$12.5 Million Grant Awarded To Wistar Extends Federal Support Of The Institute's Quest For Improved...

Wistar and collaborating institutions have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research on new melanoma targeted therapies integrating the role of the tumor microenvironment in influencing response to therapy...
Related topics: Medical Research, Melanoma, Cancer

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Psoriasis Tied To Increased Cancer Risk

Among people with psoriasis, the risk of skin, esophageal, liver and pancreatic cancer was particularly high.
Related topics: Psoriasis, Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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Sun-wise Campaigns May Have Reduced Skin Cancer Rates

A skin cancer protection program in Australia led to marked changes in sun-related behaviors that correspond to a reduction in the incidence of melanoma over the same period, suggest survey results. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma, Polls

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