Tanning Salons Outnumber McDonald’s In ‘Sunshine State’ Despite Known Health Risks

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:36

Florida has the second highest melanoma rate in the country. Despite known links between tanning lamps and skin cancer, the state has a flourishing indoor tanning bed industry.


New Vaccine Trains T-Cells To Kill Melanoma

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:47

A new type of vaccine genetically modifies the body's immune system, allowing it to subdue melanoma tumor growth on its own.

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New York City Mayor Bloomberg Plans To Regulate Tanning Salons To Prevent Skin Cancer

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 16:52

In an effort to prevent some of the 9,000 deaths from skin cancer each year, the Bloomberg administration announced plans to regulate tanning salons and limiting minors from using them.

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Dying Dad Pleads For Access To Drug That Could Treat His Stage 4 Melanoma [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:05

Nick Auden says that without access to the anti-PD-1 cancer drug, he will only have six to nine more months to live.


Is Broccoli The New Sunscreen?: Superfood Could Prevent Skin Cancer

By | Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:31

Researchers analyze a compound in broccoli that may effectively serve as sunscreen and protect our skin from melanoma.

An Implantable Vaccine May Fight Skin Cancer

Implantable Vaccine Aims To Recruit Immune Cells To Fight Cancer

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 17:53

Researchers began clinical trials on an implantable vaccine intended to recruit immune cells in the fight against deadly melanoma cells.

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GlaxoSmithKline Cancer Vaccine For Stage 3 Melanoma Fails In Late Trials

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:51

GlaxoSmithKline will continue studies of its cancer vaccine intended to treat stage 3 melanoma patients.

Melanoma Test Detects Scent of Cancerous Skin Cells

Melanoma Test Sniffs Scent of Cancerous Human Skin Cells with Nanotube Sensor

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:23

A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.


Combining Diabetes Medication With Cancer Treatments Shown Effective In Treating Drug-Resistant Melanoma

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:05

Researchers have found that cancer treatment works more effectively against drug-resistant melanoma cells when aided by a diabetes drug.

Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Has Melanoma Mole Removed

Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Has Melanoma Mole Removed After Losing Girlfriend to Cancer [PHOTOS]

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:44

Former Journey singer Steve Perry is recovering from a surgery that removed a cancerous melanoma from his cheek, just six months after losing his girlfriend to cancer.

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5 Symptoms Of Skin Cancer: What You Should Look For

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:05

The symptoms of skin cancer may be detected by your own routine self-inspection.

Wearing Sunscreen Under Makeup — Why It’s Important

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:21

While many makeups tout their sun protective qualities, applying a liquid foundation or powder with SPF might actually not be enough.

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FDA Approves Two Next-Gen Melanoma Drugs From GlaxoSmithKline; More Hope For Advanced Cancer Patients

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:25

GSK's new melanoma drugs are targeted toward specific mutations present in the skin cancer.

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Why Sunscreen Over SPF 50 Is Useless, And Other Sun Tips [Video]

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:08

You may not be as protected from cancer and premature skin aging as you think.

Fred White, Former Kansas City Royals Broadcaster, Dies of Melanoma at 76

Fred White, Former Kansas City Royals Broadcaster, Dies of Melanoma at 76

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:40

Fred White, the former broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals, died earlier today from complications of melanoma, the deadly skin cancer.