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Halting the Skin Cancer Epidemic

Dr Girish Patel, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute and Consultant Dermatologist for Hywel Dda Health Board ...

HEALTH LINE: Skin Cancer Expert Gives the 411 on Sunscreen

CINCINNATI—Putting on the sunscreen has, or should if it isn’t already, become part of our daily regimen, especially during the summer months ...

Detecting skin cancer quickly

Melanoma is aggressive and life-threatening. If it is not detected early, the prospects of recovery drop. Screening is complicated, though. Together with several project partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists with diagnosis. ... Full story

Trial of new 'resistance-busting' skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment

A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial. ... Full story

Trial of new skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment

A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial. ... Full story

Shining a light on outdoor worker sun safety

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement ... Full story

Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab is more efficient than treatment with ipilimumab in patients with advanced melanoma

In a large international study, in which the Netherlands Cancer Institute was the only Dutch participating center, the drug pembrolizumab clearly outperformed treatment with ipilimumab in patients with advanced melanoma. Patients who received pembrolizumab showed better progression-free survival and suffered fewer side effects. ... Full story

Cell type responsible for scarring, skin-cancer growth identified

A single cell type in the skin of mice is a major contributor to scarring after wound healing or radiation damage, and facilitates the growth of melanoma. Blocking the cell’s activity in humans may be possible with currently approved drugs. ... Full story

Skin tumors develop specific mutations to resist drug, researchers say

Basal cell carcinomas develop mutations in a protein on the Hedgehog pathway to evade a common drug therapy. Targeting another portion of the pathway may be an effective alternative treatment. ... Full story

'We can save lives'

Researcher Box on a mission to halt spread of melanoma ... Full story

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