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Indian-origin scientist’s finding offers hope for advanced cancer patients


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his colleagues have found a way to turn an adaptive cellular response into a liability for ... Read more...

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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...

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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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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...

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Tanning makes women sexier: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Tanning, which has been associated with skin cancer in previous studies, may have an advantage after all. It makes women look sexier, says a new study.Researchers at ... 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...

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Skin cancer pill shrinks tumour in 80 percent cases


August 26th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A pill that retards the spread of advanced skin cancer is showing "remarkable" results in early trials. The experimental drug helped shrink tumours in 80 percent of the ... Read more...

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Melanoma-initiating cell identified


July 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas.The finding is significant because the existence of such ... Read more...

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Combination treatment ineffective for advanced melanoma patients


June 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer, ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help cure skin cancer


April 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A new vaccine may soon spell the end for the agony of skin cancer victims, say researchers. The new vaccine called "OncoVEX" attacks tumour cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged, ... Read more...

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Cancer vaccines lead to long-term survival for skin cancer patients


July 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown that patient-specific cancer vaccines can lead to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma, whose disease had been minimized by other ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine raises hope for patients with advanced melanoma


May 31st, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center claim that a vaccine for advanced melanoma has shown improved response rates and progression-free survival for patients ... Read more...

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New risk factor for melanoma in women found


March 25th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a genetic variation leads to a nearly four-fold increase of melanoma in women under the age of 50."If ... Read more...

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Gene screening may help catch skin cancer early


May 19th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): The results of three studies suggest that gene screening may help detect persons who are most likely to contract skin cancer after sitting in the sun.While ... Read more...

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