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Skin Cancer Rates Soar In Warmer Regions Of UK

... are voicing their concerns as cases of the deadly melanoma continue to rise over Britain and especially in su... deadly rays. Official figures declare malignant melanoma to be the UK's fastest growing cancer, with rates tripling in the three decades to 2003, the latest ...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

... that moles are linked with a higher chance of melanoma or skin cancer. Moles are growths on the skin, u...moley people who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma may, on the other hand, have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing."This could imply susceptibilit...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

...and recent research predicts that the incidence of melanoma skin cancer will treble in the next 30 years. Research by the Institute of Cancer Research has found that over a third of people do not use sunscreen while sunbathing, and nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed were unable to describe the signs ...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...e institute's cancer monitoring unit said rates of melanoma and lung, head, neck and lip cancers were signific...ncer among Australians, followed by breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer. Between 1993 and 2003, the cancers which increased the most in number were thyroid...

Uveal Melanoma Patients at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer

...uderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Uveal melanoma is the most common intraocular cancer in adults. This study involved 130 uveal melanoma patients who provided their extended family medical histories. Results showed that a small, but si...

Researchers Identify Immune Dysfunction in Melanoma Patients

...ate professor of medicine. Lee was interested in melanoma rather than other forms of cancer in part because ... people it is expected to strike this year. Unless melanoma is caught early and removed, there is no effective treatment, although research groups have been tes...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...gists hope that dispelling some common myths about melanoma could help more people understand their risk facto...ause some people to think they are not at risk for melanoma because of their skin type or to dismiss warning signs because they are not typical symptoms of the ...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

...er clusters that can be used to target and destroy melanoma cancer cells. Composite NanoDevices (CNDs), are an emerging class of hybrid nanoparticulate materials. CNDs are made from dendrimer-based polymers, for example from poly(amidoamine) [(PAMAMs)]. To visualize the device, Dr. Lajos P. Balogh says si...

Gene Discovery Lays Groundwork for Targeted Therapies for Endometrial Cancer

...Institute. Pollock has studied the FGFR2 gene in melanoma for more than three years. The team headed by Stratton and Futreal at the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found preliminary data hinting that FGFR2 might play an important role in endometrial cancer. Pollock then establis...

Sunbathers Beware of Skin Cancer, Dermatologists Warn

...ld be applied underneath, said Dr. Jonathan Lee, a melanoma specialist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey i...rn rather than tan, people who have previously had melanoma or have a family history of it, and people with "atypical" moles: ones that are asymmetrical, have j...

CMPMedica Adds Oncology Search Engine to SearchMedica.com

...d from mainstream engines. Searching on the term melanoma on Google, for example, returns more than 10,000,000 results, most of which are geared toward consumers. The same search on SearchMedica Oncology nets fewer than 75,000 results from credible sources of reliable medical information. Results are organi...

Combination Improves Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients: Phase II Study

...inical benefit may seem small, but in the world of melanoma where there is very little progress, this is certa...t does not respond well to chemotherapy. About one melanoma patient dies every hour (8,000 every year) in the United States, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed ...

IDM Pharma Presents Preliminary Results of Melanoma Vaccine Clinical Trial

...preliminary results from a Phase II UVIDEM (IDD-3) melanoma vaccine clinical trial (DC-MEL-202). The results ...immunological responses in patients with malignant melanoma treated with a dendritic cell-based vaccine. Preliminary report from a multi- institutional phase II...

LCA Hails Congressional Front Against Pink Camel Cigarette Campaign

...breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney cancers and melanoma combined....

A New Clue for Skin Cancer.

...). The results indicate that different subtypes of melanoma are associated with different risk factors. "The findings suggest that melanoma subtypes have different causes. This is important for learning more about how to prevent and treat s...

Exposure to Sun from Early Life can Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer

...d). The results signify that different subtypes of melanoma are associated with different risk factors. "The findings suggest that melanoma subtypes have different causes. This is important for learning more about how to prevent and treat s...

Deadly Skin Cancer Bites the Rich Harder

...l carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma accounted for 27 per cent of all male cancers and ...cent more likely than men to suffer from malignant melanoma - the least common, but most serious skin cancer - which averages 186 cases a year. Being well-off w...

Chances of Survival for Melanoma is High When Detected by Dermatologists

A new report says that melanoma when diagnosed by a dermatologist has a higher sur...easing the chance of survival. Individuals whose melanoma is diagnosed by a dermatologist may be more likely to have early-stage cancer and to survive five ye...

UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

...e Food and Drug Administration for both metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). Reviewing the presentation at AANS, Henry Brem, MD, director of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, noted, “This is an encouraging study of a therapeutic cancer vaccine tha...

Sunburnt Holiday-makers Boost Their Chances of Fatal Skin Cancer

...d burning was all part of getting a tan. "Rates of melanoma are set to treble in the next thirty years unless ...r nose after she was diagnosed with both malignant melanoma on her cheek and non melanoma skin cancer on her nose. She said: “I was left with a hole the size ...

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