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What to know about nodular melanoma

Added: 16.11.2018 11:19 | 2 views | 0 comments

Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Added: 13.11.2018 17:50 | 7 views | 0 comments

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.

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Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers

Added: 12.11.2018 17:47 | 8 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: 12.11.2018 17:47 | 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: 12.11.2018 17:47 | 8 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: 12.11.2018 17:47 | 7 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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Combining genetic and sun exposure data improves skin cancer risk estimates

Added: 11.11.2018 17:52 | 8 views | 0 comments

By combining data on individuals' lifetime sun exposure and their genetics, researchers can generate improved predictions of their risk of skin cancer.

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Clinical trial testing topical cream plus influenza vaccine in progress

Added: 11.11.2018 17:42 | 9 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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