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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.
A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

Blood test can assess effectiveness of treatment in patients with skin cancer

Blood test can assess effectiveness of treatment in patients with skin cancer

Specialized microscope for diagnosing and treating disease without cutting the skin

Specialized microscope for diagnosing and treating disease without cutting the skin

Dermatologist shares five common sunscreen mistakes and offers tips to avoid them

Dermatologist shares five common sunscreen mistakes and offers tips to avoid them

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Sunscreen benefits can be obtained without compromising vitamin D levels

Sunscreen benefits can be obtained without compromising vitamin D levels

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Sunscreens can work their way into the bloodstream

Sunscreens can work their way into the bloodstream

Sunscreens are safe, effective to use as defense against skin cancer

Sunscreens are safe, effective to use as defense against skin cancer

Form drives function in cancer proliferation, UTSW study finds

Form drives function in cancer proliferation, UTSW study finds

Blocking BRAF ubiquitination may be an effective treatment approach in melanoma

Blocking BRAF ubiquitination may be an effective treatment approach in melanoma

Scientists get closer to injecting artificial lymph nodes into people to fight disease

Scientists get closer to injecting artificial lymph nodes into people to fight disease

Precise decoding of breast cancer cells paves way for new treatment option

Precise decoding of breast cancer cells paves way for new treatment option

Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma

Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma

New liquid biopsy technique used to assess melanoma progression

New liquid biopsy technique used to assess melanoma progression

Eyelids often missed when applying sunscreen, increasing skin cancer risk

Eyelids often missed when applying sunscreen, increasing skin cancer risk

Study identifies possible way to predict which melanomas are hot and cold

Study identifies possible way to predict which melanomas are hot and cold

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Active substance from plant could turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors

Active substance from plant could turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors