Melanoma is a malignant tumor derived from melanocytes (the cells that give skin its color) and is the deadliest form of skin cancer risk factors for melanoma include family history, sex, age, skin pigmentation, sunburn susceptibility, tanning ability, nevus (moles) count and freckling and psychological health. In addition, socioeconomic features, occupation, access to health, and preventive measures, latitude have been demonstrated to impact the morbidity of melanoma (Helgadottir et al, 2018). Shared success and progress of the pigment cell research community in the understanding of cellular and immunological homeostasis of pigment cells but also clinical challenges and hurdles in the treatment of melanoma and dermatological disorders continue to drive further research activities. Investigators in the pigment cell research community have diverse but complementary backgrounds. The cross-disciplinary nature of the field is unique, unified around the passion of understanding normal pigmentation and benign or malignant pigmentary diseases (Filipp et al, 2018).
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Any long term exposure to the sun can cause damage to the skin. This damage can lead to early aging of the skin and skin cancers like melanoma. The only way to help decrease the chance of this happening is to make use of sunscreen and other protection.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime according to skincare.org. Here are some simple tips such as window film, on how you can protect yourself and your children.
Researchers say that skin cancer is on the rise and therefore more aggressive protection from the sun is needed.
You may or may not have heard that chemicals in sunscreen cause cancer. While the debate on that issue continues, science knows one thing for sure: blocking the sun for fear of cancer has been proven not to be a disadvantage to health, according to new research.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month.
Researchers say that some skin diseases may respond well to treatment with cannabinoids.
It is important to protect your skin from too much exposure to the sun to slow down signs of aging.
Researchers say that people who use sunbeds get melanoma at a younger age.
Choosing the right pair of sunglasses and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun are essential to protect your eyes and skin from damage. Here are also some natural remedies that can help with sunburn.
Scientists at Tel Aviv University have identified the trigger that causes the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, a trigger that has been elusive until now. What is this discovery and what does it mean, especially since the rates of melanoma have been rising quickly over the past three decades in the United States?
Women who receive a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment are more likely to attend than women who do not receive a text, according to a new study.
Asian and Hispanic women are at an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a new study.
A new study focuses on the deadliest melanomas that have been labeled as high-risk for patients. Researchers have discovered that tumors with high mitotic rates have an impact on how quickly doctors can find them. Now, they hope their findings will help improve the rate of melanoma skin cancer diagnosis.