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New hair follicles can corral skin cancer

September 6, 2019

The same genetic mutations that can trigger cancer in some tissues are relatively harmless in others. A new…
Numbers count in the genetics of moles and melanomas

August 16, 2019

University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma.…
Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study

August 16, 2019

Survival of skin cancer is known to be influenced by gender, with female patients demonstrating higher rates of…
Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

August 12, 2019

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting…
Scientists Develop Novel Nano-Vaccine for Melanoma

August 7, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their…
Smaller operational margins just as safe in high-risk melanoma

July 5, 2019

The standard treatment for aggressive skin cancer is to surgically remove the tumour. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in…
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

June 20, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the…
The virtual biopsy prototype device can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas. Image credit: Rutgers University
“Virtual Biopsy” Device Detects Skin Tumors

June 19, 2019

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy”…
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New laser microscope could be used to detect and treat diseases like skin cancer

May 20, 2019

Surgeries require cutting, right? Scalpels were invented for a reason. However, a new invention from The University of…
Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay

March 26, 2019

A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers…
Scientists created a compact laser probe, which could help identifying melanoma early

March 7, 2019

Melanoma is the deadliest forms of skin cancer, but people can significantly improve their chances of survival by…
Seattle team pivotal to FDA OK on drug for rare skin cancer

December 27, 2018

An immunotherapy clinical trial based in Seattle, among other U.S. sites, was pivotal to the Dec. 19 approval by the…
Cutting the legs off cancer

November 23, 2018

Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair…
Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma

October 10, 2018

Congenital mutations of the CDKN2A gene are the strongest known risk factors for inherited skin cancer. Individuals with…
From ‘sea of mutations,’ two possible cancer links rise to the surface

August 16, 2018

Many genetic malfunctions are commonly found in cancers, and scientists are working to distinguish those directly involved in…
World‘s First Blood Test for Early Stages of Melanoma Successful in 80% of Cases

July 26, 2018

On 18 July, a group of researchers from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia have announced they’ve…
Laser technology provides detailed images of skin cancer

June 11, 2018

The first patients are expected to benefit from the new improved images in 2018. The project revolves around…
Dermatologists offer tips on how to prevent and detect skin cancer

June 1, 2018

Three years ago, on one cold March afternoon, James Costello slipped on black ice. He hit his head…
Startup Licenses Invention to Enhance Skin Cancer Prevention

June 1, 2018

UA research has resulted in a melanin-producing compound for a systemic approach to preventing skin damage. The University…
Beneficial Skin Bacteria Protect Against Skin Cancer

March 1, 2018

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study…
Steep U.S. increase projected for rare skin cancer

February 23, 2018

The number of U.S. cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, an often-fatal skin cancer, is rising about six times…
Freckles on your iris may be a warning about the risk of melanoma

January 18, 2018

Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is a horrible disease, which is difficult to treat in later stages.…
Arthritis drug could help treat advanced skin cancer

December 19, 2017

Treatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer could be more effective if combined with a well-known…
Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

July 14, 2017

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study…
Misapplication of sunscreen leaves people vulnerable to skin cancer

July 7, 2017

When applying sunscreen people miss on average 10 per cent of their face, the most common site for…
9 Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

May 25, 2017

Everything under the sun you need to know about protecting your skin: Get Your Vitamin D Elsewhere Sunlight can help…
Gut bacteria associated with cancer immunotherapy response in melanoma

February 22, 2017

Diversity, composition of microbiome tied to tumor shrinkage from anti-PD1 treatment Melanoma patients’ response to a major form…
Researchers explore how protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

January 30, 2017

Each cell in the body follows a strict protocol for manufacturing the proteins it needs to function. When…
Researchers develop automated melanoma detector for skin cancer screening

December 24, 2016

Even experts can be fooled by melanoma. People with this type of skin cancer often have mole-looking growths…
New topical immunotherapy effective against early skin cancer

November 23, 2016

A combination of two topical drugs that have been in use for years triggers a robust immune response…
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