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Scientists studying the genetic changes in skin tissue linked to a life threatening skin cancer, or melanoma, will soon have new analysis tools and more research data.
Sientists have identified a significant increase in the incidence rate of melanoma, an invasive form of an already deadly skin cancer, among California Hispanics.
Identification of precursor cell may lead to tumor immunotherapy as well as new treatment for rare disorder.
The risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is only partially associated with exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, the rays in sunlight that increase in summer and cause sunburn.
Among patients receiving immunotherapy for melanoma, those who showed evidence of autoimmunity survived significantly longer than those who did not.
Sunscreen usage has an overall positive affect on all parts of the body, thereby reducing the risk of skin cancer.
New medical therapies are emerging for treating superficial basal cell carcinomas (a type of skin cancer) in combination with surgery.