Tanning Salons Outnumber McDonald’s In ‘Sunshine State’ Despite Known Health Risks
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
A new type of vaccine genetically modifies the body's immune system, allowing it to subdue melanoma tumor growth on its own.
GlaxoSmithKline Cancer Vaccine For Stage 3 Melanoma Fails In Late Trials
GlaxoSmithKline will continue studies of its cancer vaccine intended to treat stage 3 melanoma patients.
A Better Sunscreen From Bacteria? Scientists Find A Pigment That Absorbs UV Light
A pigment from bacteria may soon make its way into sunscreens as a safe way to block UV light.
Tattoo Ink May Not Cause Melanoma, But It Can Hide It
Tattoo ink can hide the true cancerous nature of a mole. One man found out he had melanoma after specialists insisted he remove his mole to continue his tattoos' laser removal.
Are Dandelions A Natural Anti-Cancer Agent? Researchers Win Grant Money To Investigate
Researchers at the University of Windsor won an impressive amount of grant money to investigate the anti-cancer properties of dandelions, a common garden weed.
Pediatric Melanoma On The Rise: How To Check For Symptoms At Home Using The ABCDEs
Pediatric melanoma is on the rise and is harder to detect than adult melanoma. At-home skin checks are an important part of any summer routine for everyone in the family.
New Melanoma-Seeking Technology Polarizes The Dermatology Field
A new type of computer imaging system could help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. But some physicians express concern.
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine May Represent Future Of Cancer Treatment
Using personalized immunotherapy, a new melanoma vaccine uses a patient's own skin cells to boost the body's immune response to existing cancer cells.
GSK Melanoma Drug Combination Submitted To FDA In Whirlwind Attempt To Gain Fast Approval
GSK hopes to sidestep the normal FDA approval process by submitting mid-stage clinical data for a combination of already approved melanoma drugs.
Melanoma Test Sniffs Scent of Cancerous Human Skin Cells with Nanotube Sensor
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
Researchers have found that cancer treatment works more effectively against drug-resistant melanoma cells when aided by a diabetes drug.