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Young Asians at greater skin cancer risk in Australia

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that young Asian Australians could be placing themselves at greater risk of developing skin ...

Sun damage and cancer: how UV radiation affects our skin

Sun exposure that doesn’t result in burning may still damage the skin cells. Rain/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA ...

Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer

Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new mechanism by which skin damage triggers the formation of tumours, which could have important therapeutic implications for patients suffering with chronic ulcers or skin blistering diseases. ... Full story

Anti-inflammatory drugs can help reduce skin cancer risk

Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have determined that some anti-inflammatory drugs have the potential to prevent the second most common type of skin cancer. ... Full story

Cyclops Sheep and New Skin Cancer Treatment

Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes multiple basal cell carcinomas in patients. Until recently, surgery has been the only treatment. Now, David R. Bickers, MD, the Carl Truman Nelson Professor of Dermatology and chair of P&S’s Department of Dermatology, and Ervin Epstein, MD, of Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute in California, have found that a drug called vismodegib can dramatically shrink basal cell skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones. Their findings were published in 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Full story

New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

A brand new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, a major new study reports. ... Full story

Spot the difference: harmless mole or potential skin cancer?

If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly. Roman Königshofer/Flickr, CC BY-ND ... Full story

Study Shows Link Between Genes, Seaside Vacations & Future Melanoma Risk

Neil Box and colleagues show how genetics and childhood behaviors contribute to adult melanoma risk. ... Full story

Genes and Sun Behaviors During Childhood May Play Large Role in Future Melanoma Risk

PHILADELPHIA — A longitudinal study established a link between different ultraviolet (UV) exposure measures in children, such as the number of waterside vacations or sunburns, and biomarkers of melanoma risk, such as the number of freckles or moles that develop during childhood, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Neil Box, PhD ... Full story

US skin cancer costs rise from 2002 through 2011

The costs associated with skin cancer increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011, according to a CDC study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ... Full story

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