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Suspicious skin lesion images sent to doctors via mobile app for faster cancer detection

QUT is leading an international study to increase rates of early melanoma diagnosis via a mobile app that can take and send ...

SPF30 Sunscreens Delay Melanoma Incidence in Preclinical Model

NEW ORLEANS — Application of sun protection factor 30 (SPF30) sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light delayed melanoma onset in ...

QIMR Berghofer develops online tool for skin cancer risk

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have developed an online tool to predict the risk for people aged 40 and over of developing non-melanoma skin cancers within three years. ... Full story

Australia’s melanoma rates overtaken by New Zealand

Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that Australia no longer has the highest per capita rates of invasive melanoma in the world, after being overtaken by New Zealand. ... Full story

Taking on melanoma, one cell at a time

In step toward personalized medicine, researchers are using single-cell analysis to unravel cancer’s secrets. ... Full story

VIB, KU Leuven and UGent scientists achieve breakthrough in diagnosis and therapy of melanoma skin cancer

In collaboration with researchers from UGent, VIB scientists from KU Leuven have revealed a remarkable link between malignant melanoma and a non-coding RNA gene called SAMMSON. The SAMMSON gene is specifically expressed in human malignant melanoma and, strikingly, the growth of aggressive skin cancer is highly dependent on this gene. The conclusions could pave the way for improved diagnostic tools and skin cancer treatment. The study, led by professor Jean-Christophe Marine (VIB/KU Leuven) and professor Pieter Mestdagh (UGent), is expected to cause quite a stir after its upcoming publication in the leading scientific journal Nature. ... Full story

Hiv drug could stop skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

AN HIV DRUG could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Cancer Cell* today (Monday). ... Full story

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Discovery (link is external) today. ... Full story

Cancer: banana peels can help identify the stages of melanoma

Human skin and banana peels have something in common: they produce the same enzyme when attacked. By studying fruit, researchers have come up with an accurate method for diagnosing the stages of this form of skin cancer. ... Full story

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