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Although socioeconomic status can strongly predict outcomes for people with melanoma, it does not explain poor overall survival among blacks with skin cancer.
A nationwide clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a gene therapy in patients with advanced melanoma which is aimed to help a patient's own immune system fight their cancer.
In an effort to find signs and symptoms of skin cancer early, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) held its seventh annual free skin cancer screening.
In the last 30 years, melanoma has become the fastest rising cancer, reaching epidemic proportions. It is also one cancer that we can prevent by limiting exposure to the sun and performing regular skin exams. Sun exposure and burns create a great risk for all skin cancers.
We get 80 percent of our sun exposure before age 18. The sun you get in your adolescence sets you up for developing melanoma in your forties or fifties. Yet the sun is the one risk factor we can control.
IDM Pharma announced updated results from a Phase 2 UVIDEM (IDD-3) melanoma vaccine clinical trial (DC-MEL-202).
International Melanoma Congress signals new promise and hope in treating a disease that has long held a dismal prognosis for those in the advanced stages. Caught early, melanoma is one of the easiest cancers to treat, but caught late, melanoma is one of the most incurable and deadly.
A landmark publication on Melanoma that appeared in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports the results of a large, two site blinded clinical study.
Once every two hours a Florida resident is diagnosed with a new case of melanoma skin cancer.
California dermatologist is working to decrease this alarming statistic, and increase the likelihood that local residents diagnosed with this deadliest type of skin cancer will survive.
The farther patients travel to reach the physician who diagnoses their melanoma, the more likely they are to have thicker skin cancer at diagnosis.
What causes skin cancer and why it usually is diagnosed in its fatal stages among blacks is something of a mystery.
Monitoring moles and looking for changes on a regular basis is key to early detection and treatment of melanoma.
Microarray technology, now makes it possible to more definitively identify skin lesions in mice that are thought to be at high risk of progressing to a type of cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Skin cancer is the latest of NIHSeniorHealth's 32 health topics of interest to older adults. The new Web feature defines skin cancer, covers the causes and risks, as well as symptoms, screening and diagnosis.
Rockland County Department of Health encourages residents to take preventive measures against skin cancer while they are enjoying various outdoor activities.
Many runners will forget about their skin cancer this Saturday, until it is too late.
In 2004, 482 Utahns were diagnosed with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
One of the best allies against sunburn and skin cancer could be growing in your own back yard.
Skin Cancer Treatment and Raspberries
Detection of Melanoma by dermatologists is associated with earlier tumor stage at diagnosis, higher survival rates.
The addition of immunotherapy to chemotherapy for malignant skin cancer that has spread does not improve survival rates.
Individuals who received instruction on skin self examination with their partners may be more likely to engage in this cancer prevention behavior.
One time melanoma screening of adults age 50 or older appears to be as cost effective as other nationally recommended cancer screening programs.
To help the immune system attack melanoma skin cancer scientists harness diptheria toxin and interleukin 2.