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UV Radiation induces Melanoma

...n the surface of the skin. It is thought that some melanomas are the result of genetic damage caused when the UV radiation strikes these pigment cells. Babies and young children are thought to be more vulnerable. // A team of scientists at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland exposed mice, w...

Skin cancer on the rise

...e are men.// One possible reason for the rise of melanomas in men is that they tend to occur more commonly on the back, whereas in women they are often on the lower leg and more noticeable. Up to 77% of cases are caused by exposure to the sun. An increase in foreign travel and outdoor activities such as wate...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...software compares these features against images of melanomas and non-melanomas in the computer database, collec...enzies said. "If detected early, the cure rate for melanomas is 90 percent. But when detected late, chances of survival drop to around 65 percent. "I've used the...

Skin cancer's secrets unveiled

...ave thousands of lives. Doctors found that nodular melanomas accounted for less than 15 per cent of melanoma ca...mas.// About 50% of people who suffer from nodular melanomas when left undetected until it becomes deeper and thicker will die. However doctors said, when people...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

... to skin cancer. With approximately 65 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of basal and squamous cell skin cancers attributed to UV exposure, scientists must still figure out how best to formulate sunscreens to provide effective protection against both UV wavelengths....

New Way to Detect Spread of Skin Cancer

...e more likely it was to spread. However, many thin melanomas spread and only 40 percent of thick ones do. Rese... study show the lymphatic density around malignant melanomas was more than twice as great in patients who subsequently developed metastasis, cancers in other org...

Turmeric Found To Slow Down Melanoma Growth

...press two other signaling pathways associated with melanomas and tumor proliferation, B-Raf/MEK/ERK and Akt pathways. Based on the studies, we conclude the curcumin is a potent suppressor of cell viability and inducer of apoptosis in melanoma cell lines and future investigation to determine the effects of cur...

Gene in Melanomas

...e gene, known as Cdk4, were more likely to develop melanomas when exposed to cancer-causing agents. Their resul...ty four per cent of the Cdk4 mutant mice developed melanomas after being exposed to carcinogenic treatment, the authors report.The finding gives a better underst...

Moles Among The Older Generation May Be Dangerous

...ns who run the risk of contracting skin cancer are melanomas which are dangerous. // The country’s skin special...e chances of the new moles on older patients being melanomas were 30 times higher when compared to younger people. People aged more than 50 years should consu...

Experimental Therapy Effective Against Malignant Melanoma in Horses

...nd Pathobiology. "This research showed that equine melanomas respond to this therapy." Frankincense oil is an extract from fermented plants and has numerous chemicals like boswellic acid, which is a recognized anti-cancer chemical. However the exact mechanism by which the oil acts is not known. Contact: Jeffre...

Researchers have Identified the Gene that Spreads Skin Cancer

...D9, is abnormally abundant in more than a third of melanomas that have metastasized, but not in primary melanomas that have not spread. The protein made by the NEDD9 gene allows the cancer cells to migrate beyond...

Metastasis Of Ocular Melanoma To Liver Can Now Be Calculated

...ation gained from the genetic signatures in ocular melanomas may one day help to predict which of the small mol...e is learning that the molecular signatures of eye melanomas can be remarkably similar to those seen in some forms of more common skin melanoma. "When we look ...

Why Don’t All Moles Progress to Melanoma

... lifetime. Scientists know that 30 percent of all melanomas begin in a mole. They know that 90 percent of moles contain cancer-causing mutations. What scientists didn’t know is how melanocytes stop these mutations from triggering the development of cancer. Maria S. Soengas, Ph.D., and other scientists in th...

New Treatment For Skin Cancer Using Body's own Immune System

...enhanced by drugs lived longer and their malignant melanomas also reduced noticeably. Two research teams in the U.S. were able to improvise the immune system's attack on cancer cells. Both these studies were presented at a conference on cancer research at Prague. Nearly 8000 people in Britain are affected ...

Sun, Sand and Smoke! A Bad Deal for New South Wales Women

...995 to 2004 coupled with a 21 per cent increase in melanomas during the same period. The positive part of the report depicted an improvement in the survival rates and decrease in the death rate for most cancers. NSW Assisting Health Minister Frank Sartor said "The report contains some sobering statistics on ...

Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment

...sed on this finding, Dr. Casadevall theorized that melanomas might contain melanin that would allow the monoclonal antibody to deliver radiation to tumor cells. Dr. Casadevall then teamed with his colleague Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., an expert in nuclear medicine and fellow NIAID grantee, to investigate wheth...

Characteristics of Fast-Growing Skin Cancers

...ers’ formula. Approximately one-third of all the melanomas (141) grew less than .1 millimeters per month, ano...ar borders, elevation and symptoms. Faster-growing melanomas were more likely to occur in individuals 70 years or older, in men and in those with fewer moles and...

Distinguishable Traits of Fatal Skin Cancer Recognized

...lained Dr.Liu . About 404 patients with invasive melanomas were studied by Dr. Liu and her colleagues. The ra...nts. Patients, soon after they were diagnosed with melanomas were interviewed and an extensive skin examinations were conducted. Care givers and family members w...

'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands

...n non- melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 malignant melanomas are reported world-wide each year. Regular exposure to sun and sunburn during childhood can increase the risk of melanoma in adulthood. White people who expose themselves for prolonged periods under the sun to get tanned are at special risks. Using p...

Sultans of Suntans Warned

...as midday summer sun. He has seen patients develop melanomas after 18 months of intensive solarium use.Professor Kelly supports WHO calls for the practice to be regulated if not banned. A...

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