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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. It occurs in more than a million people each year, including many older people. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Of the three, melanoma is the most serious. Skin cancer occurs when abnormal cells form and multiply in an uncontrolled way in the epidermis, or abnormal cells from the epidermis invade the dermis of the skin. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are skin cancers that are named for the epidermal cells from which they develop.
Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Non-invasive imaging technique accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

NIH researchers identify genes that may predict how melanoma spreads

Immune system plays paradoxical role in breast cancer metastasis

Immune system plays paradoxical role in breast cancer metastasis

Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer

Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer

Defects in key gene spur breast and ovarian cancer growth, study shows

Defects in key gene spur breast and ovarian cancer growth, study shows

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050

Researchers predict melanoma death rates will decrease from current levels by 2050

New study explores how protein production goes off script when skin cells turn cancerous

New study explores how protein production goes off script when skin cells turn cancerous

AI algorithm as good as dermatologists at spotting skin cancer

AI algorithm as good as dermatologists at spotting skin cancer

Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Ludwig study uncovers ancient cellular response that underlies spread of aggressive skin cancer

Ludwig study uncovers ancient cellular response that underlies spread of aggressive skin cancer

Sunbed use increases number of melanoma patients and decreases age at diagnosis

Sunbed use increases number of melanoma patients and decreases age at diagnosis

UJI researchers develop new light-activated antimicrobial material to combat hospital infections

UJI researchers develop new light-activated antimicrobial material to combat hospital infections

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

Risk of skin cancer does not dissuade indoor tanning habits of college students, study shows

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

New research letter compares melanoma death and incidence by states and geographic regions

New research letter compares melanoma death and incidence by states and geographic regions

Dual treatment strategies lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer

Dual treatment strategies lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer

Research findings reveal new powerful role of sunlight on immunity

Research findings reveal new powerful role of sunlight on immunity

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions