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More Coffee, Less Skin Cancer
Wear sunscreen, stay inside during the hottest parts of the day and ... refill your cup of coffee? Sure enough, that fourth cup of joe has been tied to lower rates of an aggressive type of skin cancer.
Students Saving Their Hides From Indoor Tanning
That "healthy glow" you get from indoor tanning might not be so healthy — especially for people who start tanning at a young age. Fortunately, teens are less likely to tan now than they were a few years ago.
FDA Approves New Skin Cancer Rx
Bristol-Myers Squibb's new skin cancer drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Up in the Air, Radiation Exposure Was Higher
Pilots and cabin crew members may want to make sure sunscreen is part of their pre-flight routine.
Novogen Announces Breakthrough Discovery in the Treatment of Melanoma
Novogen Limited, Australian/US biotechnology company, today announces that it has confirmed that its lead candidate product, TRXE-009, originally developed for the treatment of brain cancers, has been shown in pre-clinical studies also to be highly active against melanoma.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Metastatic Cancer: How Cancer Spreads
Learning that a cancer has metastasized may be one of the scariest things you can hear from your doctor. Metastatic cancers are responsible for 90 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Here is an introduction to the fundamentals of how cancer develops and spreads.
Surprising Facts About Melanoma
Sunburns and excessive tanning can increase your risk for an aggressive form of skin cancer known as melanoma. Could other habits — such as medication use and even your profession — raise your melanoma risk as well?
Melanoma Patients Treated With Rx Combination Lived Longer
Once melanoma skin cancer spreads to other parts of the body, patients' survival rates drop. But treatment with a combination of medications may increase survival in these patients.
Fashion Changes May Explain Increase in Serious Skin Cancer
The porcelain skin and full-coverage dresses of the early 1900s have given way to the deep tans and bikinis popular today. Changing perceptions of beauty and fluxes in fashion trends may explain increases in cases of melanoma.