Skin Cancer

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.
What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer among light skinned individuals. It is the commonest cancer in the United States and in Australia. Each year, about one million people are diagnosed with this cancer. In 85 percent of these cases, the skin damage leading to the cancer occurs before an individual is 18.

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Immunosuppressive drug methotrexate linked to increased risk of three types of skin cancer

Immunosuppressive drug methotrexate linked to increased risk of three types of skin cancer

Researchers develop new biomarkers to improve skin cancer detection

Researchers develop new biomarkers to improve skin cancer detection

Unexpected discovery may lead to improved treatments for YAP fusion-driven cancers

Unexpected discovery may lead to improved treatments for YAP fusion-driven cancers

Experts share top tips for cancer prevention

Experts share top tips for cancer prevention

Study identifies the DNA roots of resistance to targeted cancer therapy

Study identifies the DNA roots of resistance to targeted cancer therapy

Using artificial human skin to block invasive growth in a skin cancer model

Using artificial human skin to block invasive growth in a skin cancer model

Scientists reveal how genetic changes lead to differences in the size of cancer cells

Scientists reveal how genetic changes lead to differences in the size of cancer cells

Metastatic Melanoma: key protein identified that aids the spread of skin cancer

Metastatic Melanoma: key protein identified that aids the spread of skin cancer

Researchers discover the Nrf3-mediated mechanism of melanogenesis

Researchers discover the Nrf3-mediated mechanism of melanogenesis

Researchers discover a protein that makes melanoma more aggressive

Researchers discover a protein that makes melanoma more aggressive

Study finds fewer cases of melanoma among regular users of vitamin D supplements

Study finds fewer cases of melanoma among regular users of vitamin D supplements

Study details the “immunometabolic editing” mechanism of tumor evolution

Study details the “immunometabolic editing” mechanism of tumor evolution

Researchers identify novel gene mechanism in most aggressive kidney cancers

Researchers identify novel gene mechanism in most aggressive kidney cancers

Extracellular vesicles enhance cancer immunotherapy

Extracellular vesicles enhance cancer immunotherapy

CU study proves effectiveness of new multidrug treatment for patients with stage IV melanoma

CU study proves effectiveness of new multidrug treatment for patients with stage IV melanoma

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

Activated vitamin D3 inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain skin cells, research shows

The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

Grape consumption protects against ultraviolet UV damage to the skin

Grape consumption protects against ultraviolet UV damage to the skin

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

New therapeutic windows for developing effective treatments for metastatic tumors

New therapeutic windows for developing effective treatments for metastatic tumors