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Student invention a shining example of sun safety

Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during ...

UCLA study sheds light on how advanced melanoma resists treatment

Findings are a promising step toward developing improved treatments for the disease ...

Molecular Diagnostics Separate Malignant from Benign Melanocytic Tumors

Jeong Hee Cho-Vega, M.D., Ph.D., a skin cancer expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues have shown that a relatively simple, multi-step molecular diagnostic algorithm can help determine whether rare, atypical spitzoid tumors are benign spitz nevi or malignant melanomas. This new protocol could ensure that patients receive the right therapies to match the severity of their tumors. The study was published in the journal Modern Pathology. ... Full story

UW Scientists Test Novel Immunotherapy Aganist Melanoma

Madison, Wisconsin - A small clinical study in which melanoma tumors were injected with a substance from rabbit blood cells suggests the treatment is safe at low doses and clears the way to test whether it can successfully prompt the immune system to attack the cancer. ... Full story

High temperatures may increase skin cancer threat

Exposure to ultra-violet (UV) light has long been established as the main cause of skin cancer. ... Full story

IBM announces two new partnerships with Melanoma Institute Australia and MoleMap to advance research in melanoma identification

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - IBM Research in Australia has announced plans to undertake research with Melanoma Institute Australia to help further advance the identification of melanoma using cognitive technology. This planned research builds on IBM’s existing research agreement with Molemap, which uses advanced visual analytics to analyse more than 40,000 data sets including images and text. IBM Research plans to analyse dermatological images of skin lesions to help identify specific clinical patterns in the early stages of melanoma1. The Australian research aims to help reduce unnecessary biopsies and help clinicians more accurately understand skin cancer, which could help to improve patient care. ... Full story

Mohs surgery for melanoma offered at Stanford Health Care

This spring Stanford Health Care became the first academic medical center in the western United States to use the Mohs technique for melanoma in situ. ... Full story

Skin cancer detection technology promises early diagnosis

New technology that helps detect skin cancers early could be transformed into a commonplace tool for clinicians, thanks to research at The University of Queensland. ... Full story

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 images of suspicious lesions to dermatologists during self-skin or partner-assisted skin examinations for rapid diagnosis or be used as a method of second opinion by general practitioners. ... Full story

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 a mouse model of the disease, according to research presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, April 16-20. These data suggest that the mouse model can be used to identify new, more effective melanoma-preventing agents. ... Full story

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