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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50, Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2017 — Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this ... read more

Beta Blocker Shows Cancer-Fighting Properties

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The research could lead better ways ... read more

Patients With Hyperpigmentation More Likely to Use Sunscreen, Few Use Other Sun-Protection Measures

Apr. 21, 2017 — Patients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin, are more likely to use sunscreen but do not use other protection ... read more

Slow the Signs of Aging With Sun Protection

Mar. 3, 2017 — While some individuals may believe tanning makes them more beautiful, this habit can actually damage their skin in the long run. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds can not ... read more

Importance of Melanoma Prevention, Early Detection

Mar. 3, 2017 — On average, one person dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Because this disease can affect anyone, everyone should take steps to reduce their risk and catch melanoma in ... read more

Fine-Tuned Microscopy Technique Offers Breakthrough Imaging of Melanoma

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, ... read more

Who Gets Sunburned? Survey Finds Risk Is Greater for Young Adults With Melanin-Rich Skin

Feb. 27, 2017 — New results point to an urgent need for sunburn prevention among young adults, particularly those who have skin with higher melanin content. Researchers found a surprising correlation between ... read more

Broad Cancer Vaccine May Be out of Reach

Feb. 23, 2017 — The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3 percent of the population, ... read more

Anti-Aging Gene Identified as a Promising Therapeutic Target for Older Melanoma Patients

Feb. 23, 2017 — An anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating an anti-aging gene that in turn inhibits a protein involved in metastatic progression and resistance to ... read more

Gut Bacteria Associated With Cancer Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma

Feb. 21, 2017 — Melanoma patients’ response to a major form of immunotherapy is associated with the diversity and makeup of trillions of potential allies and enemies found in the digestive ... read more

Study Reveals How Melanoma Spreads

Feb. 8, 2017 — Newly identified genes and genetic pathways in primary melanoma -- a type of skin cancer -- could give researchers new targets for developing new personalized treatments for melanoma, and potentially ... read more

Patient Self Checks Are Critical to Avoid Potentially Deadly Melanoma Recurrence

Feb. 8, 2017 — Recurrences of early stage (stage II) melanoma are more often detected by patients and their physicians than by routine imaging tests, according to new study ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — A new project has identified the way in which melanoma cells spread, opening up new pathways to treatment via drugs to 'turn off' the invasive ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that people with cancers containing genetic mutations JAK1 or JAK2, which are known to prevent tumors from recognizing or receiving signals from T cells to stop growing, ... read more

Clue to How Cancer Cells Spread

Jan. 30, 2017 — In a second human case, a research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how ... read more

Experts Predict Melanoma Death Rates Will Fall by 2050

Jan. 29, 2017 — By 2050 the death rates from malignant melanoma will have decreased from their current levels but the numbers of people dying from the disease will have increased due to the aging of populations. ... read more

Immunotherapy, Pembrolizumab, Is Active Against Mucosal Melanoma Tumors

Jan. 29, 2017 — Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called ... read more

Keeping Skin Cancer in Check

Jan. 23, 2017 — Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease. Scientists have investigated the influence of the surrounding tissue on the formation and growth of tumor ... read more

Jumbled Chromosomes May Dampen the Immune Response to Tumors

Jan. 19, 2017 — How well a tumor responds to immunotherapy may depend in part on whether its chromosomes are intact or in a state of disarray, a new study reports. The finding could help doctors better pinpoint ... read more

Study Reveals Why Cancer Cells Spread Within the Body

Jan. 16, 2017 — New findings uncover an ancient mechanism that makes cancer cells invasive, explains melanoma’s resistance to therapy and opens the door to development of novel cancer ... read more

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