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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 ...

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 ...

Keep kids sun safe during the summer holidays!

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Youth Indoor Tanning Increases Early Risk of Skin Cancer

Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) at a young age. ... Full story

Texas Biomed Study Provides Conclusive Evidence that Sunscreen Use in Childhood Prevents Development of Malignant Melanoma in Adults

SAN ANTONIO – Research conducted at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma, has established unequivocally in a natural animal model that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood. ... Full story

New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, according to research published in Nature today (Wednesday). ... Full story

New insight into drug resistance in metastatic melanoma

A study by scientists in Manchester has shown how melanoma drugs can cause the cancer to progress once a patient has stopped responding to treatment. ... Full story

Long-term results encouraging for combination immunotherapy for advanced melanoma

By Vicky Agnew - The first long-term follow-up results from a phase 1b immunotherapy trial combining drugs for advanced melanoma patients has shown encouraging results — long-lasting with high survival rates — researchers report. First author Dr. Mario Sznol, professor of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center, is presenting the updated data at the 2014 annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. ... Full story

Rare Skin Cancer on Palms and Soles More Likely to Come Back Compared to Other Melanomas

Study raises concern about surgical “margins” for acral melanoma tumors, known to target the darker skins of Asians, African-Americans and Hispanics ... Full story

Five or More Blistering Sunburns Before Age 20 May Increase Melanoma Risk by 80 Percent

PHILADELPHIA — The risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, was more closely related to sun exposure in early life than in adulthood in young Caucasian women, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

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