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A team has demonstrated sustained regression of advanced melanoma in a study of 17 patients by genetically engineering patients' own white blood cells to recognize and attack cancer cells.
The last place one might look for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is exactly the place where a small percentage shows up " such as under the nails, on the scalp, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Since they are not easily detected and symptoms can mimic other conditions, these skin cancers are very dangerous. If left undetected, hidden melanomas can pose a serious threat to a person's health and prognosis.
The first step for skin cancer effective treatment is early detection. If a growth, mole, sore or skin discoloration appears suddenly, or begins to change, see a dermatologist to help you find the most effective treatment.
People with darker skin colouring are at greater risk of dying from skin cancer and associated complications than Caucasians due to late detection.
Dark skinned people, commonly thought to be "immune" to most skin cancers are more likely than whites to die from skin cancer and its related complications.
Physicists will construct an ultra high intensity THz beamline and attempt to destroy skin cancer cells specially grown in a new tissue culture facility.
Targeting siblings of recently diagnosed skin cancer melanoma patients through education leads to sustained improvements in the rate of self skin examination.
Skin cancer melanoma screening is more sought by men over 50 if they are made aware of the risk factors through public education and have access to screening exams.
Hispanic and black patients are more likely than white patients to have a more advanced stage of melanoma at the time of diagnosis of this skin cancer.
A gene first identified in connection with a rare disease in which patients develop multiple, benign skin tumors may be a more general player in cancers found throughout the body.
Approximately 8 percent of patients with melanoma skin cancer may develop an additional melanoma within two years of their initial diagnosis.
Workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer.
Simplified dermoscopy techniques mean 25% improvement in the detection of malignant skin lesions in primary care.
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.