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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Cancer Markers May Be Present Early During Human Development

Aug. 5, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered a link between the genomes of cells originating in the neural crest and development of tumors -- a discovery that could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat ... read more

'Major Player' in Skin Cancer Genes Identified

July 27, 2015 — A subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases has been defined by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their findings shed light on an ... read more

Sunburn Tattoos Both Trendy and Dangerous

July 15, 2015 — They may look neat, but the dangers of sunburn tattoos far outweigh the coolness ... read more

Activated T Cell Therapy for Advanced Melanoma Developed

July 7, 2015 — T cells from patients with melanoma can trigger a protective immune response against the disease, according to a new study. These new findings demonstrate that T cells derived from lymph nodes of ... read more

Melanoma Mutation Rewires Cell Metabolism

July 2, 2015 — A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme. The finding points to possible strategies for countering resistance to ... read more

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have known for some time that inflammation is one of the ten hallmarks of cancer. Cancer has also been described as a "wound that does not heal." Now researchers have studied the ... read more

Citrus Fruit Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk

July 1, 2015 — A new analysis of dietary patterns among more than 100,000 Americans suggests that frequent consumption of citrus -- namely whole grapefruit and orange juice -- may be associated with an increased ... read more

Action Spectrum of Sun Skin Damage Documented

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage that can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the ... read more

Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

June 23, 2015 — Summer inspires many people to think about their vacation plans, however, it makes one medical oncologist think about melanoma. He hopes to be able to offer a new treatment for melanoma patients in ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Researchers Conclude

June 23, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of more than 20,000 medical records concludes that erectile dysfunction drugs are not a cause of melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, despite the higher risk for the ... read more

Researchers Discover Mechanism Leading to BRAF Inhibitor Resistance in Melanoma Patients

June 19, 2015 — The development of targeted therapies has significantly improved the survival of melanoma patients over the last decade; however, patients often relapse because many therapies do not kill all of the ... read more

Mapping Genetic Mutations in Skin Cancer

June 18, 2015 — A study by The Cancer Genome Atlas network of researchers refined and revealed molecular sub-groups of patients with cutaneous melanoma who could potentially benefit from targeted treatments based on ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Genomic Discovery of Skin Cancer Subtypes Provides Potential 'Signpost' for Drug Targets

June 18, 2015 — Cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is now believed to be divided into four distinct genomic subtypes, say researchers, a finding that could prove valuable in the ever-increasing ... read more

Discovery May Lead to Targeted Melanoma Therapies

June 17, 2015 — Melanoma patients with high levels of a protein that controls the expression of pro-growth genes are less likely to survive, according to a new study. The research team found that the protein, called ... read more

Sunscreen Confusion May Burn Shoppers

June 17, 2015 — Consumers may need more help navigating the sunscreen aisle. A new study found that many people seem to be confused by sunscreen terminology. Only 43 percent of people surveyed understood the ... read more

Probing Ways to Convince Young Women Not to Use Indoor Tanning

June 11, 2015 — Messages with images depicting the harsh realities of melanoma are more powerful than the text-only warning required by the US Food and Drug Administration in persuading women to reconsider indoor ... read more

Interest in Learning About Skin Cancer Appears to Increase During Summer

June 10, 2015 — Google searches for information on melanoma and skin cancer increased over the summer months during a five-year period, although the level of interest did not correlate with the melanoma mortality to ... read more

Trials Show Immune Drugs Effective in Advanced Melanomas

June 1, 2015 — Results of two clinical trials show continued promise of immune therapies nivolumab and pembrolizumab against advanced melanomas, specifically in the context of PD1 signaling that some tumors use to ... read more

New Perspective on Phantom Eye Syndrome

June 1, 2015 — Approximately half of patients who have an eye removed because of a form of eye cancer experience `phantom eye syndrome,' new research concludes. Patients with the condition experience ... read more

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