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What to know about age spots (liver spots)

Added: 16.10.2018 18:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.

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Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction

Added: 15.10.2018 23:57 | 14 views | 0 comments

Fitted with a dermatoscope, the prototype can check for signs of skin abnormalities.

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Clinical trial testing topical cream plus influenza vaccine in progress

Added: 15.10.2018 17:43 | 4 views | 0 comments

A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a 'pre-pandemic' influenza vaccine is underway. Investigators are evaluating whether imiquimod cream, commonly used to treat genital warts and certain skin cancers, can boost the body's immune response to an H5N1 influenza vaccine. The trial is enrolling 50 healthy adults ages 18-50 years.

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Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 10 views | 0 comments

A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development. The research identified a `strong case for an association' between the drug azathioprine and the mutational signature found in cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common form of skin cancer.

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Melanoma linked with CLL, close monitoring recommended

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 8 views | 0 comments

While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a research team made an important discovery: these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

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Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 9 views | 0 comments

People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study.

Sunscreen chemicals in water may harm fish embryos

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 6 views | 0 comments

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen every few hours because it eventually washes off. Now researchers have detected high levels of sunscreen chemicals in the waters of Shenzhen, China, and they also show that the products can affect zebrafish embryo development.

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Three major failings in some apps used for the diagnosis of skin cancer

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

In the scramble to bring successful apps for the diagnosis of skin cancer to market, there is a concern that a lack of testing is risking public safety, according to new research.

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Researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with skin cancer

Added: 11.10.2018 17:55 | 5 views | 0 comments

In 2017, a case report by Dr. Anna Nichols showed the HPV vaccine Gardasil reduced the number of new basal and squamous cell skin cancers in two patients. Tim Ioannides, M.D., a voluntary faculty member at UM, suggested using the vaccine as an off-label treatment by directly injecting it into the tumors.

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