Papillomaviruses linked to UV light promote development of non-melanoma skin cancer
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  December 12, 2017  
  Skin Cancer  
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 Papillomaviruses linked to UV light promote development of non-melanoma skin cancerPapillomaviruses linked to UV light promote development of non-melanoma skin cancer
 
UV radiation has been known for a long time to be a risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Simultaneous infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV) has also been suspected to promote skin cancer, particularly in organ transplant recipients.
 
 
 Metastatic MelanomaMetastatic Melanoma
 
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. When melanoma spreads to other parts of the body, it’s called metastatic melanoma, or stage IV melanoma. Some common sites for metastatic melanoma are the liver, lungs, bones, and brain.
 
 
 Study shows connection between common hypertension drug and skin cancerStudy shows connection between common hypertension drug and skin cancer
 
Recently published research from The University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Cancer Society shows a connection between one of the most common medications for hypertension and skin cancer.
 
   Study reveals gene linked to metastatic melanomaStudy reveals gene linked to metastatic melanoma
 
A study by Craig J. Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has revealed a protein active during early embryo development called GDF6 plays a primary role in metastatic melanoma.
 
   StrataQuest Analysis Software from TissueGnosticsStrataQuest Analysis Software from TissueGnostics
 
StrataQuest is TGs most evolved image processing solution for both brightfield and fluorescence images.
 
   Brazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progressionBrazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progression
 
When researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil treated human melanoma cell lines with a synthetic compound similar to curcumin, one of the pigments that give turmeric its orange color, they identified genes with altered expression in potentially invasive tumors and malignant cells resistant to chemotherapy.
 
 Family members who do not carry inherited mutation have higher risk of melanoma
 
Family members who do not carry inherited mutation have higher risk of melanomaIn families who carry certain inherited mutations that increase the risk for melanoma, members who do not carry the mutation also have an increased risk of melanoma, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Genetics in Medicine reports.
 
 
 Novel compound along with checkpoint inhibitors may enhance immune response in melanoma patients
 
Novel compound along with checkpoint inhibitors may enhance immune response in melanoma patientsA novel compound may restore immune response in patients with melanoma, according to a study presented at the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017.
 
 
 Researchers determine 'sweet spot' could enhance diagnosis of melanoma skin lesions
 
Researchers determine 'sweet spot' could enhance diagnosis of melanoma skin lesionsToo much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," but actually describes an important finding from researchers in Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science.
 
 
 Symptoms of Ear Cancer
 
Symptoms of Ear CancerEar cancer most often develops in the outer skin of the ear, though there are a few cases of cancer found in the inner ear.
 
 
 Treatment options for outer ear cancer
 
Treatment options for outer ear cancerGenerally, ear cancer is defined as the uncontrolled development and growth of cancer cells in the ear. Ear cancer is comparatively the lesser prevalent of all types of cancers. Typically, cancer in the ear develops as a skin cancer in or around the external portion of the ear.
 
 
 Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light
 
Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible lightThere is something wrong with people's exposure to sunlight. Despite rising worldwide consumption of sunscreens, the number of cases of skin cancer continues to grow. One of the reasons may be the action of visible light, which is also harmful to skin and is not blocked by conventional sunscreens.
 
 
 Treatment Option for Middle or Inner Ear Cancer
 
Treatment Option for Middle or Inner Ear CancerCancer in the ear is mostly infrequent. Usually, onset of the cancer occurs on the skin in the outer ear. Out of 100, nearly 5 skin cancer are advances as an ear cancer, in which, the internal ear cancer is defined to be a rare one.
 
 
 Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis
 
Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosisThe unique liver function of a South American amphibian, Siphonops annulatus, could pave the way to finding a cure to the devastating liver condition cirrhosis, a new study published in the prestigious Journal of Anatomy reports.
 
 
 Churning, confusion and disruption — The dark side of marketplace coverage
 
Cyndee Weston can barely remember the last time she didn't have to switch health plans during an Affordable Care Act sign-up season. By her count, she has been on five plans in five years.
 
 
 Immune-boosting drug combination may hold promise for treating ovarian cancer
 
Immune-boosting drug combination may hold promise for treating ovarian cancerJohns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers demonstrated that mice with ovarian cancer that received drugs to reactivate dormant genes along with other drugs that activate the immune system had a greater reduction of tumor burden and significantly longer survival than those that received any of the drugs alone.
 
 
 Chemotherapy-generated debris from dead and dying cancer cells can stimulate tumor growth
 
Chemotherapy-generated debris from dead and dying cancer cells can stimulate tumor growthCancer therapies including radiation and chemotherapy seek to treat the disease by killing tumor cells. Now a team including researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown that the dead and dying cancer cells generated by chemotherapy and targeted cancer therapy paradoxically trigger inflammation that promotes aggressive tumor growth.
 
 
 Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy
 
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsyHackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include targeted MRI ultrasound for prostate biopsy.
 
 
 Seaweed-derived compound may offer possible solution for sun protection
 
Seaweed-derived compound may offer possible solution for sun protectionA compound found in seaweed could protect human skin from the damaging impact of the sun without causing harm to marine ecosystems.
 
 
 Study: Combination targeted therapy has high response rates in AML patients
 
Study: Combination targeted therapy has high response rates in AML patientsInitial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response in up to 50 percent patients say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
 
 
 Researchers discover potential regulator essential for killer T cells to reside in tumors
 
Researchers discover potential regulator essential for killer T cells to reside in tumorsResearchers report the discovery that a protein called "Runx3" programs killer T cells to establish residence in tumors and infection sites.
 
 
 Keratoacanthoma Diagnosis
 
Keratoacanthoma DiagnosisSmall nodules that grow slowly on the surface of the skin are known as Keratoacanthomas. They have a hard and scaly centre which is filled with Keratin, a protein. The skin lesion resembles a volcanic crater with a sprouting center. It is considered a skin tumour, but is not malignant.
 
 
 Extramammary Paget’s Disease (EMPD) Overview
 
Extramammary Paget’s Disease (EMPD) OverviewExtramammary Paget disease or EPMD is a rare disease characterized by the appearance of a chronic skin rash, resembling eczema, in the genital areas.