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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.
Researchers find molecule that darkens skin without UV exposure and may protect against skin cancer

Researchers find molecule that darkens skin without UV exposure and may protect against skin cancer

New survey examines public's opinions on sunscreen at businesses

New survey examines public's opinions on sunscreen at businesses

Pediatric dermatologist offers few tips to protect infants from the sun

Pediatric dermatologist offers few tips to protect infants from the sun

Researchers pinpoint sugar modification in cells that spurs spread of skin cancer

Researchers pinpoint sugar modification in cells that spurs spread of skin cancer

Molecular biologists identify enzyme that activates and ‘supercharges’ cellular machinery

Molecular biologists identify enzyme that activates and ‘supercharges’ cellular machinery

Study reveals increased risk of ozone loss over the central United States during summer months

Study reveals increased risk of ozone loss over the central United States during summer months

New handheld tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients

New handheld tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients

Small clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancer

Small clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancer

Summer perils and ways to avoid, treat them

Summer perils and ways to avoid, treat them

Safety tips to help decrease risk for developing skin cancer

Safety tips to help decrease risk for developing skin cancer

U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses

U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses

Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations

Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

Use of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research finds

Use of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research finds

Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?

Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?

Dermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selection

Dermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selection

Researchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancer

Researchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancer

New technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomas

New technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomas

Researchers identify key player in initiation and progression of melanoma

Researchers identify key player in initiation and progression of melanoma

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton leads 'black henna' temporary tattoo warning

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton leads 'black henna' temporary tattoo warning