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New Screening Approach Identified Potential Drug Combinations for Difficult-to-treat Forms of Melanoma

PHILADELPHIA — A novel approach to identifying potential anticancer drug combinations revealed that pairing cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins with cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors ...

New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device ...

Donation to champion a new era for advances in melanoma and skin cancers

CEO of Peter Mac Ms DAle Fisher, Mrs Pamela Galli, Prof Grant McArthur, Prof Stephen Smith ... Full story

Study shows that pain and itch may be signs of skin cancer

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, chair of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Temple Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine. ... Full story

How-to skin check video useful for men 50 years or older

A video showing men how to check their skin for melanoma and other skin cancers has proven to be a useful to alert men for the importance of skin checks. ... Full story

Parents don't protect themselves from skin cancer because they're prioritising their children's skin

School’s out for summer and with the increased popularity of the ‘staycation’ parents will be looking forward to spending time outdoors with their children enjoying the Great British summer. ... Full story

Patient Overcomes Advanced Melanoma With Rare IL-2 Treatment

Cosmetic reasons—and a desire to spend the leftover money in her health savings account—were behind Julie Shelton’s decision to remove a mole behind her right leg that she said she "always remembered having.” ... Full story

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published today (Thursday) in Cell Reports.“Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer precisely because it spreads quickly and aggressively. This kind of research is vital for establishing how this horrible disease spreads around the body and how we might be able to stop it." - Professor Richard Marais ... Full story

Research Continues on Topical Cream that Could Tan Skin, Prevent Melanoma

In 2006, UC researchers were given $1 million from the National Cancer Institute to develop a topical treatment that would not only make skin tan but would also work to both block harmful ultraviolet rays (UV) and repair damage caused by sun exposure, which could lead to skin cancer. ... Full story

Fear, not data, motivates sunscreen users, research shows

By Marcene Robinson - BUFFALO, N.Y. – We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you. ... Full story

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