Basal Cell Carcinoma News and Research

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Basal cell cancer begins in the lowest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer. About 8 out of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. They usually begin on areas exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck. Basal cell carcinoma was once found mostly in middle-aged or older people. But now it is also being seen in younger people. This may be because people are spending more time in the sun without protecting their skin.

Basal cell carcinoma tends to grow slowly. It is very rare for a basal cell cancer to spread to distant parts of the body (metastasize). But if it is not treated, it can grow into nearby areas and spread into the bone or other tissues beneath the skin.

After treatment, basal cell carcinoma can come back (recur) in the same place on the skin. New basal cell cancers can also start in other places on the skin. As many as half of the people who have one basal cell cancer will get a new skin cancer within 5 years.
Peplin announces merger agreement with LEO Pharma

Peplin announces merger agreement with LEO Pharma

New therapy for advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer

New therapy for advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer

Cimzia approved for treating adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Cimzia approved for treating adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Primary cilia can suppress or promote skin cancer

Primary cilia can suppress or promote skin cancer

Tiny filaments extending from cells may play a role in common malignant brain tumors

Tiny filaments extending from cells may play a role in common malignant brain tumors

Non-toxic radioactive patch successfully treats skin cancer

Non-toxic radioactive patch successfully treats skin cancer

Sun-damaged rough patches or lesions on the skin lead to more cancer types than once believed

Sun-damaged rough patches or lesions on the skin lead to more cancer types than once believed

Lip balms, sunscreens make ideal stocking fillers, dermatologist says

Lip balms, sunscreens make ideal stocking fillers, dermatologist says

New properties of skin stem cells

New properties of skin stem cells

Skin odors used to detect basal cell carcinoma

Skin odors used to detect basal cell carcinoma

Hedgehog signaling is critical for maintenance of the adult coronary vasculature

Hedgehog signaling is critical for maintenance of the adult coronary vasculature

deCODE discovers novel genetic links between pigmentation traits and risk of skin cancer

deCODE discovers novel genetic links between pigmentation traits and risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer protection tips

Skin cancer protection tips

Two new clinical trials show promise for basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer

Two new clinical trials show promise for basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer

West Australians above the age of 69 at risk of sun-related skin cancer death

West Australians above the age of 69 at risk of sun-related skin cancer death

New way to deliver agents for the treatment of skin cancer

New way to deliver agents for the treatment of skin cancer

Affluent society faces greater risks for skin cancer

Affluent society faces greater risks for skin cancer

Anadys Pharmaceuticals presents data showing ANA773 promotes anti-tumor activity of killer cells

Anadys Pharmaceuticals presents data showing ANA773 promotes anti-tumor activity of killer cells

Peplin announces positive results of skin cancer trial

Peplin announces positive results of skin cancer trial

Identification of Gli protein degradation signals that directly affect tumor latency

Identification of Gli protein degradation signals that directly affect tumor latency