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Parents don't protect themselves from skin cancer because they're prioritising their children's skin

School’s out for summer and with the increased popularity of the ‘staycation’ parents will be looking forward to spending time outdoors with ...

Patient Overcomes Advanced Melanoma With Rare IL-2 Treatment

Cosmetic reasons—and a desire to spend the leftover money in her health savings account—were behind Julie Shelton’s decision to remove a mole ...

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published today (Thursday) in Cell Reports.“Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer precisely because it spreads quickly and aggressively. This kind of research is vital for establishing how this horrible disease spreads around the body and how we might be able to stop it." - Professor Richard Marais ... Full story

Research Continues on Topical Cream that Could Tan Skin, Prevent Melanoma

In 2006, UC researchers were given $1 million from the National Cancer Institute to develop a topical treatment that would not only make skin tan but would also work to both block harmful ultraviolet rays (UV) and repair damage caused by sun exposure, which could lead to skin cancer. ... Full story

Fear, not data, motivates sunscreen users, research shows

By Marcene Robinson - BUFFALO, N.Y. – We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you. ... Full story

Keep kids sun safe during the summer holidays!

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Youth Indoor Tanning Increases Early Risk of Skin Cancer

Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) at a young age. ... Full story

Texas Biomed Study Provides Conclusive Evidence that Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Development of Malignant Melanoma in Adults

SAN ANTONIO – Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma, has established unequivocally in a natural animal model that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood. ... Full story

New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, according to research published in Nature today (Wednesday). ... Full story

New insight into drug resistance in metastatic melanoma

A study by scientists in Manchester has shown how melanoma drugs can cause the cancer to progress once a patient has stopped responding to treatment. ... Full story

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