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Free mobile app for skin cancer screening


July 12th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protect skin with sunscreen, but use lightly


May 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's good to apply sunscreen before you step out of home in the scorching sun. But don't use it too frequently or in large dabs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin pill a day keeps cancer at bay!


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help prevent skin cancer - particularly among women, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Scientists say taking food supplements containing vitamin A can ... Read more...

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Cancer research finds two genetic variants


October 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new genetic variants that increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer.The variants were discovered in the study of the DNA of ... Read more...

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Astronomy technique can help detect deadly melanoma


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Using a technique that astronomers use to parse starlight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy has developed a telescope that can possibly assess the skin blots that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biomarker-based blood test can predict metastasis risk in melanoma


April 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with melanoma has been identified.Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men ... Read more...

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Zebrafish offers skin cancer clues


April 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Zebrafish has offered new hope to people with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.Researchers identified SETDB1 as a new gene that promotes the growth of melanoma and ... Read more...

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New injectable drug hailed as milestone in treating deadly skin cancer


March 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A breakthrough cancer drug has been given the go-ahead to treat late-stage melanoma.The injectable drug Yervoy hailed as the first to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zebrafish model reveals skin cancer-promoting gene


March 24th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): You might have never thought that the dark stripes on the tiny zebrafish hold a key clue for discovering a treatment for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rich, young women ‘more prone to melanoma’


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1(ANI): A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves.Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin cancer’s influence on quality of life ‘more substantial for women’


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that women experience more health-related quality of life issues than men for up to 10 years following a diagnosis of the skin cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Relatives of melanoma patients still ignoring Sun safety advice: Study


February 21st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that despite being aware of risks of sunbathing and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma, young ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New iPhone app lets you spot skin cancer


February 5th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Your iPhone can be turned into a skin cancer detection gadget with the help of a new product available on the market known as Handyscope.The remarkable new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biomarker test shows promise for diagnosis of melanoma


January 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.University of North Carolina School ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pill to fight deadly skin cancer in sight


January 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A new pill to fight the deadliest form of skin cancer is being developed by scientists.They have already found in tests that the drug RG7204 reduced tumour size ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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Major breakthrough could lead to new treatments for melanoma


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have made a major breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma.They have discovered that a particular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tanning beds still popular despite skin cancer risk


December 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): A new study has revealed that few tanners-male or female-mention avoiding tanning beds when asked about ways to reduce skin cancer risk.The study also suggested that women are more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New hope in the fight against melanoma


December 14th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope in the fight against melanoma, most aggressive form of skin cancer.This past summer saw a revolution in melanoma therapy. Patients whose melanoma lesions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting protein helps keep melanoma tumour growth in check


December 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Targeting MIC-1 protein that promotes blood vessel development may help in checking melanoma tumour growth, say researchers."Preventing vessels from developing in tumours is one way to stop them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Daily sunscreen prevents melanoma in adults


December 7th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): An Australian study has shown that using sunscreen daily can prevent melanoma in adults.Applying sunscreen to prevent skin cancer has been common, but until now the effectiveness of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women who sunbathe regularly ‘live longer’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A leading cancer specialist has claimed that women who regularly sunbathe live longer.Hakan Olsson's claims are based on a study of 40,000 women.The expert, who works in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin cancer death toll soars three-fold among pensioners


November 30th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pensioners in Britain are three times more likely to die of skin cancer compared to 30 years ago. The reason - cheap package holidays to countries such as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ashes 2010: England considering further skin cancer tests after Flower scare


November 29th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.29 (ANI): The England squad are considering further skin cancer screening following the health scare involving Andy Flower.Flower, the England team director, returned to duty on Sunday after missing two ... Read more...

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How melanoma tumours evade drug treatment


November 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has discovered how some melanoma tumours evade drug treatment.The findings by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT pinpoint ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic mutation that causes most common form of eye cancer identified


November 18th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international, multi-center study has found a novel oncogene that is associated with uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer.Researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long-term statin ‘unlikely to increase cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.Eric J. Jacobs, strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Laura Linney To Step Into Cathy Jamison’s Shoe The Second Time


November 8th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The first season of Showtime original series, "The Big C" is not yet concluded, but its creator Darlene Hunt has not only revealed that it would ... Read more...

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Gene linked to spread of eye melanoma identified


November 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to the spread of eye melanoma.Although more research is needed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vigilance against skin cancer may lead to vitamin D deficiency


October 19th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that vigilance against skin cancer can cause vitamin D deficiency.Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome-which might lead to non-melanoma skin cancers-are at a ... Read more...

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Melanoma spreads to lungs using body’s immune system


October 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tracing the way melanoma cells use the immune system to spread and develop into lung tumours may lead to a therapy to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mice study shows promise against final stages of terminal cancer


October 7th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): A study from the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco has shown promise against the final, metastatic stages of terminal cancer.Unusually, the antibody targets healthy ... Read more...

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