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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors. ...

DATA ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS MELANOMA RISK

Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute say a study of melanoma deaths based on the thickness of tumours has reinforced the ...

Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have published their findings that mutations in a gene known as “ARMC5” promote the growth of benign tumours in the adrenal glands and on the meninges: ARMC5 appears to belong to the group of so-called tumour suppressor gene. ... Full story

Skin cancer risk link to negative body image

Many sunbathe longer and unprotected, study shows ... Full story

QUT study helps outdoor workers reduce their skin cancer risk

Skin cancer is one of the biggest fears for one in two outdoor workers and when the boss and staff work together the sun safe message gets through, a QUT study has found. ... Full story

Unusual skin cancer linked to chronic allergy from metal orthopedic implant

By Michael C. Purdy - In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer. ... Full story

Skin pigment renders sun’s UV radiation harmless using projectiles

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. The skin pigment converts the UV radiation into heat through a rapid chemical reaction that shoots protons from the molecules of the pigment. ... Full story

Pharmacy researcher fights skin cancer with Zzzs

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy SPOKANE, Wash. – Sleep’s influence on skin cancer and on the effectiveness of anti-cancer treatments is under study by a new researcher in the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. ... Full story

UV light can turn gene into source of skin cancers, researchers find

A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. ... Full story

GPs develop audit to save NHS millions in the battle against skin cancer

The Royal College of General Practitioners is calling for all GPs who carry out practice-based dermatological surgery to record and upload their figures as part of a UK-wide information gathering project. ... Full story

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