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Melanoma in adulthood can be reduced by consistent use of sunscreen in childhood

Melanoma in adulthood can be reduced by consistent use of sunscreen in childhood

Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma, has established unequivocally in a natural animal model that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood. [More]
New vaccine reprograms pancreatic tumors and makes them vulnerable to immunotherapy

New vaccine reprograms pancreatic tumors and makes them vulnerable to immunotherapy

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. [More]
Study suggests new targets for treating rare genetic disorder and cancer

Study suggests new targets for treating rare genetic disorder and cancer

The combined action of two enzymes, Srs2 and Exo1, prevents and repairs common genetic mutations in growing yeast cells, according to a new study led by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. [More]
Pivotal clinical validation study of Myriad myPath Melanoma test presented at ASCO 2014

Pivotal clinical validation study of Myriad myPath Melanoma test presented at ASCO 2014

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today presented results from a pivotal clinical validation study of the Myriad myPath- Melanoma test at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Rare type of melanoma that attacks palms, soles twice likely to recur, says NYU study

Rare type of melanoma that attacks palms, soles twice likely to recur, says NYU study

A rare type of melanoma that disproportionately attacks the palms and soles and under the nails of Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics, who all generally have darker skins, and is not caused by sun exposure, is almost twice as likely to recur than other similar types of skin cancer, according to results of a study in 244 patients. [More]
Substance from pine bark is a potential source for treating melanoma

Substance from pine bark is a potential source for treating melanoma

A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Cancer Council urges Queenslanders to get to know their own skin

Cancer Council urges Queenslanders to get to know their own skin

Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to get to know their own skin and stay vigilant about early detection, with reports of misdiagnosis for some types of melanoma in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. [More]
ABCDE rule outlines warning signs of melanoma

ABCDE rule outlines warning signs of melanoma

It is estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in the course of their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - every hour. [More]
Sun tanning equals skin damage: New awareness campaign

Sun tanning equals skin damage: New awareness campaign

It only takes a few bad sunburns or trips to the tanning bed to put someone at risk for melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and when left untreated, melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form. It accounts for more than 9,000 of the 12,000-plus skin cancer deaths each year. In observance of May's Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is focusing on helping teens keep their skin safe this spring with a new infographic. [More]
Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday: Mount Sinai experts to share vital skin cancer tips

Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday: Mount Sinai experts to share vital skin cancer tips

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it over the course of their lives. It's also one of the most preventable types of cancers. In recognition of May's Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday on May 5th, Mount Sinai Health System experts are arming the public with vital tips on prevention and offering FREE skin cancer screenings. [More]
Combination therapy with MEK and BRAF inhibitors for anaplastic thyroid cancer proves effective

Combination therapy with MEK and BRAF inhibitors for anaplastic thyroid cancer proves effective

Researchers from the Jacks Laboratory at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (KI) have developed and characterized a genetically engineered mouse that successfully models progression from papillary thyroid cancer, which has an excellent prognosis, to anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), a highly lethal disease. [More]
Research shows that men living alone have reduced melanoma-specific survival

Research shows that men living alone have reduced melanoma-specific survival

There are differences in prognosis in cutaneous malignant melanoma depending on cohabitation status and gender, according to a new study published in the scientific periodical Journal of Clinical Oncology. Single men of all ages are more likely to die of their disease. [More]
Study examines link between use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds and melanoma risk

Study examines link between use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds and melanoma risk

Why do some young women frequently use indoor tanning beds, knowing that it can increase their chances of developing melanoma and other skin cancers? What could convince them to reduce that risk? [More]
Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. [More]
Certain fragments of DNA shed by tumors can be used to non-invasively screen for early-stage cancers

Certain fragments of DNA shed by tumors can be used to non-invasively screen for early-stage cancers

Certain fragments of DNA shed by tumors into the bloodstream can potentially be used to non-invasively screen for early-stage cancers, monitor responses to treatment and help explain why some cancers are resistant to therapies, according to results of an international study led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators. [More]
Study affirms new standard for detecting melanoma metastasis to the lymph nodes

Study affirms new standard for detecting melanoma metastasis to the lymph nodes

Long-term research that was initiated at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center on lymphatic mapping and sentinel-node biopsy, techniques for detecting the earliest spread (metastasis) of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has confirmed that these techniques significantly prolong patients' disease-free and melanoma-specific survival over the traditional observational "watch and wait" techniques. [More]
Combination treatments for unresectable and metastatic melanomas: an interview with Dr. Kiran Patel, Vice President & Medicines Development Leader for Oncology, GSK

Combination treatments for unresectable and metastatic melanomas: an interview with Dr. Kiran Patel, Vice President & Medicines Development Leader for Oncology, GSK

Melanoma is the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer. Unresectable melanoma is melanoma that has spread locally and cannot be removed by surgery, while metastatic melanoma is melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Both are advanced stages of melanoma and have had historically low survival rates. [More]
Study provides extensive review of incidence, risk factors and characteristics of skin cancer in people of color

Study provides extensive review of incidence, risk factors and characteristics of skin cancer in people of color

While people of color have a lower risk of developing skin cancer than Caucasians, they are not immune to the disease. In fact, skin cancer is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage in people of color, which can make it more difficult to treat. [More]

Incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold among middle-aged men and women

A new Mayo Clinic study found that among middle-aged men and women, 40 to 60 years old, the overall incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009, according to a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [More]
Advanced melanoma treatments: an interview with Dr. James Larkin, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden

Advanced melanoma treatments: an interview with Dr. James Larkin, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden

Advanced melanoma affects around 2,000 people per year in the UK. Advanced melanoma describes a melanoma that has spread from its site of origin to other areas of the body. [More]