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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.
Study: States with lower incidence of melanoma have higher mortality rates

Study: States with lower incidence of melanoma have higher mortality rates

Identifying genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma

Identifying genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma

New findings bring about better understanding of many cancers' metabolic needs

New findings bring about better understanding of many cancers' metabolic needs

Chemical in sunscreen and cosmetics may harm coral by altering fatty acids

Chemical in sunscreen and cosmetics may harm coral by altering fatty acids

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers launch clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Melanoma cells put to sleep by T cells improving outcomes, find researchers

Melanoma cells put to sleep by T cells improving outcomes, find researchers

DFG establishes nine new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit

DFG establishes nine new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit

Nobel Laureates lecture about immune checkpoint therapy for cancer treatment

Nobel Laureates lecture about immune checkpoint therapy for cancer treatment

Visual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancer

Visual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancer

Financial difficulties add to patients' cancer struggle

Financial difficulties add to patients' cancer struggle

New study supports use of ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens

New study supports use of ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens

Researcher discovers key differences in protein production between healthy cells and tumors

Researcher discovers key differences in protein production between healthy cells and tumors

Young women receiving health and beauty info from social media ignore risks of indoor tanning

Young women receiving health and beauty info from social media ignore risks of indoor tanning

Researchers find how skin cancer cells avoid attack by the immune system

Researchers find how skin cancer cells avoid attack by the immune system

Skin cancer rates 350% more than previous estimates suggested, new UK database reveals

Skin cancer rates 350% more than previous estimates suggested, new UK database reveals

Using molecular targeting approach to kill melanoma cells

Using molecular targeting approach to kill melanoma cells

Research refutes claims about safety of nanoparticulate-based sunscreens

Research refutes claims about safety of nanoparticulate-based sunscreens

UMN researchers focus on improving dermatologic care for sexual and gender minority patients

UMN researchers focus on improving dermatologic care for sexual and gender minority patients

Nutritional supplement can slow cancer growth and enhance effects of chemotherapy

Nutritional supplement can slow cancer growth and enhance effects of chemotherapy

Check your medical records for dangerous errors

Check your medical records for dangerous errors