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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. ...

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 ...

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

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. ... Full story


Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute say a study of melanoma deaths based on the thickness of tumours has reinforced the need for a strong focus on prevention strategies. ... Full story

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

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