Skin Cancer Articles & Stories :

How Malignant Skin Cancer Spreads to Other Areas of the Body

How Malignant Skin Cancer Spreads to Other Areas of the Body

Following an announcement voicing success in eliminating melanoma metastasis in laboratory experiments, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have made another important discovery. They now have a clearer understanding of the process by which a specific gene (mda-9/syntenin) aids in ... Read More


Men's Higher Skin Cancer Rate May Be Related to Lower Antioxidant Levels

Men's Higher Skin Cancer Rate May Be Related to Lower Antioxidant Levels

Compared to women, men are more than three times more likely to develop a common form of skin cancer. Until now, medical science has not understood why, but a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology may provide some of the answer. Read More


10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

While getting a healthy- and sexy-looking tan may be a big temptation to many, it's actually a poor health choice, according to experts. That's because sun overexposure contributes to the majority of skin cancers in the United States. And the American Cancer Society (ACS) says skin cancers acc... Read More


Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Higher levels of vitamin D may help improve survival for both skin and bowel cancer patients, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The first study followed over 1000 bowel cancer patients for around nine years. Using information gained about sunlight exposure, ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Infinitesimal Bundles Obliterate Cancer Cells

Infinitesimal Bundles Obliterate Cancer Cells

How to poison cancer cells without poisoning the rest of the body? That was the key question in a recent study, which appeared in the American Cancer Society's Nano Letters, in which scientists developed bundles of cancer-cell poison wrapped in a harmless sheath that were so minute they were... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


Summer Sun Safety Tips

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. It's summer again, and for most of us, a lot more sun exposure. Protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVG rays is essential to preventing skin cancer, and it's not a bad idea if you want to avoid wrinkles, sun spots or other signs of aging. H... Read More


Sun Pill

Sun Pill

It’s here: a product that claims to help protect you from sunburn…in pill form. The makers call this the “sun defense breakthrough of the decade.” So is it all that? Does it do what its makers claims it does? Some of the experts with whom we spoke aren'’t so sure. A company called pure pharma... Read More



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