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Skin cancer rates drop for first time

A QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute study has shown that, for the first time, rates of non-melanoma skin cancer are dropping among ...

Sylvester Study Provides New Insights on Melanomas

A new Miller School study led by James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, provides new insights into the ...

Young doctor in war against melanoma epidemic

Despite all the warnings and the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap" campaign, there is a world-wide melanoma epidemic. It's now the most common cancer affecting young people aged from 15 to 39, although children are being diagnosed with the usually fatal cancer at three times the usual rate. ... Full story

Higher risk of death from skin cancer among men living alone

There are differences in prognosis in cutaneous malignant melanoma depending on cohabitation status and gender, according to a new study published in the scientific periodical Journal of Clinical Oncology. Single men of all ages are more likely to die of their disease. ... Full story

Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk

Researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of melanoma. ... Full story

Melanoma early detection hope

Melanoma could soon be detected in its early stages using a new blood test, thanks to a $450,000 grant to ECU. ... Full story

Ipilimumab in advanced melanoma: added benefit for non-pretreated patients not proven

Indirect comparison of individual patient data uncertain and biased, hence results were not interpretable ... Full story

Will the solarium ban prevent skin cancer?

by Marketing and Communications - With the ban on commercial solariums coming into force this year, Flinders University’s Dr Ivanka Prichard is questioning whether the new law will actually reduce skin cancer rates or simply lead to more outdoor sun exposure. ... Full story

Young Skin Cancer Survivors at Risk of Other Cancers Later

Young people who have been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) related to sun exposure, under the age of 25, face a higher risk of developing melanoma and other cancers later in life, a UK study has shown. ... Full story

Young Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Survivors More Likely to Get Other Cancers Later

PHILADELPHIA — People who had nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) were at increased risk for subsequently developing melanoma and 29 other cancer types, and this association was much higher for those under 25 years of age, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

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