Skin Cancer News and Research RSS Feed - Skin Cancer News and Research

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.
Effects of PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin in prostate cancer patients to be studied in phase III trial

Effects of PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin in prostate cancer patients to be studied in phase III trial

A phase III clinical trial conducted at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar-Saba, Israel is now recruiting participants to study the effects of dietary supplement PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin (MCP) in controlling prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients. [More]

Urologists offer new tool for visualizing, monitoring prostate in men with greater accuracy

Urologists at Rush University Medical Center are the first in Chicago to offer a powerful new tool for visualizing and monitoring the prostate in men who have high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and in detecting prostate cancer more accurately. [More]

Tissue reconstruction using autologous engineered implants has been successfully achieved in humans

Reconstruction of damaged/absent tissue using engineered autologous (from the patients’ own cells) implants has been successfully achieved in humans for the first time. [More]

Scientists report successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in laboratory

Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. [More]

Researchers find that cancer gene require copper to promote tumor growth

Drugs used to block copper absorption for a rare genetic condition may find an additional use as a treatment for certain types of cancer, researchers at Duke Medicine report. [More]
Study: Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors

Study: Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors

High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors-such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. [More]
Molecular function of "hairless" gene may contribute to pathogenesis of atrichia with papular lesions

Molecular function of "hairless" gene may contribute to pathogenesis of atrichia with papular lesions

It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss. [More]

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]
New high-risk cancer causing mutation identified for melanoma development

New high-risk cancer causing mutation identified for melanoma development

Researchers have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of melanoma. [More]

State highlights: Parents of disabled kids blast Minnesota Gov.; N.Y. reins in tanning salon claims

A tearful mother, one of several who testified at a State Capitol press conference Wednesday to make an impassioned plea for a medical marijuana law, said that Gov. Mark Dayton had earlier suggested to her and others that they obtain the drug illegally. [More]
First Edition: March 27, 2014

First Edition: March 27, 2014

Today's headlines include more coverage of the emerging details of the Obama administration's decision to allow some consumers to enroll in health coverage after the March 31 deadline. [More]
Scientists develop new method to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to milk ducts

Scientists develop new method to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to milk ducts

One of every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer. Though the incidence of breast cancer began decreasing in 2000, it is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. [More]

More skin cancer awareness needed for minorities, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist

More awareness about skin cancer is needed for minorities because they believe they are at low risk of developing it, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D. [More]
PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
iCAD prices underwritten public offering of 2,400,000 shares of common stock

iCAD prices underwritten public offering of 2,400,000 shares of common stock

iCAD, Inc. ("iCAD"), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy solutions for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced it has priced a registered firm commitment underwritten public offering of 2,400,000 shares of its common stock at a price to public of $11.00 per share. [More]
Skin cancer may increase risk of other cancers later in life

Skin cancer may increase risk of other cancers later in life

Australian author on the paper, Professor Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Director of Dermatology at Epworth HealthCare said that the risk decreased significantly with increasing age, but it remains higher compared with individuals who have never had NMSC. [More]

Exposure to UV light may exacerbate melanoma cells to creep outside blood vessels

Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Claire Lugassy and Dr. Raymond Barnhill at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, a new study provides additional support for a process by which melanoma cells, a deadly form of skin cancer, can spread throughout the body by creeping like tiny spiders along the outside of blood vessels without ever entering the blood stream, and that this process is exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. [More]

Queensland scientists endeavor to stop spread of metastatic disease

Queensland scientists are working to stop the spread of one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer thanks to a $200,000 research grant awarded by Cancer Council Queensland. [More]

Study highlights efficacy of TPF 50 to prevent skin sun damage and non-melanoma skin cancer

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) today released a clinical study highlighting the efficacy of Triple Protection Factor Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, TPF 50, to prevent skin sun damage and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC). [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]