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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.
Breakthrough research could lead to a new wave of cancer-fighting antibodies

Breakthrough research could lead to a new wave of cancer-fighting antibodies

Purdue researchers develop translucent base for silicon patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules

Purdue researchers develop translucent base for silicon patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules

Study uses gold nanoparticles to remove prostate cancer cells

Study uses gold nanoparticles to remove prostate cancer cells

Harnessing Earth-observation data for practical healthcare applications

Harnessing Earth-observation data for practical healthcare applications

Study: Death rate of melanoma rises for men while for women it falls

Study: Death rate of melanoma rises for men while for women it falls

New evidence reveals link between antioxidant intake and increased tumor growth

New evidence reveals link between antioxidant intake and increased tumor growth

Study highlights accuracy of DecisionDx-Melanoma prognostic test in patients with Stage II-IIIA melanoma

Study highlights accuracy of DecisionDx-Melanoma prognostic test in patients with Stage II-IIIA melanoma

Insights into tumor initiation pave way for new skin cancer treatments

Insights into tumor initiation pave way for new skin cancer treatments

UC Riverside evolutionary biologist reveals why tall people are more prone to cancer

UC Riverside evolutionary biologist reveals why tall people are more prone to cancer

Tel Aviv University researchers uncover biological ultraviolet protection 'timer'

Tel Aviv University researchers uncover biological ultraviolet protection 'timer'

Samara scholars assessed a new way of skin cancer early diagnostics

Samara scholars assessed a new way of skin cancer early diagnostics

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

Researchers identify genes responsible for sun sensitivity and skin cancer vulnerability

Researchers identify genes responsible for sun sensitivity and skin cancer vulnerability

Study suggests new strategy to kill melanoma cells

Study suggests new strategy to kill melanoma cells

Tall people more likely to get cancers, finds study

Tall people more likely to get cancers, finds study

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Study identifies tumor cell population responsible for resistance to therapy and cancer relapse

Study identifies tumor cell population responsible for resistance to therapy and cancer relapse

Immunotherapy effective for individuals with inherited form of skin cancer

Immunotherapy effective for individuals with inherited form of skin cancer

Sunscreen chemicals in seawater could pose risk to human health, finds study

Sunscreen chemicals in seawater could pose risk to human health, finds study

Researchers develop personalized and low-cost wearable UV sensors

Researchers develop personalized and low-cost wearable UV sensors