- 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.
- FDA Approves Two Next-Gen Melanoma Drugs From GlaxoSmithKline; More Hope For Advanced Cancer PatientsGSK's new melanoma drugs are targeted toward specific mutations present in the skin cancer.
- With the uncovered risk of melanoma for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, researchers advise these individuals to apply sunscreen, among other sun-protective measures.
- Researchers say that cancer survivors often suffer physical and emotional impairment after treatment, a lot of which goes undetected or untreated.
- Red hair pigment production may be putting redheads at higher risk for skin cancer, according to a new study.
- A new study suggests physical barriers and sunscreen are essential to UV protection.
- In a call to reduce skin cancer rates, the FDA wants manufacturers to put warnings on tanning beds for children under 18.
- The granting of breakthrough status to lambrolizumab will allow it to rush through approval processes.
- Using data gathered over the course of the past three decades, researchers have determined that white men and women with non-melanoma skin cancer are more likely to develop other forms of skin cancer in the future.
- Solar flares may increase the risk of skin cancer for those on board an airplane during their occurrence.
- A hibiscus plant extract called gossypin may provide an effective melanoma treatment— a new study highlights its potential in fighting the deadly skin cancer.
- Researchers don't indicate why, but say that it mirrors disturbing statistics seen in adults.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. They predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye. Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes.