skin cancers

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...

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Cure cancer in just two hours


January 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) A radioactive "paste" could cure skin cancer in just two hours, say researchers.It can destroy tumours caused by skin cancers without surgery or conventional radiotherapy.The ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients at risk for skin cancers


July 1st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Patients of heart transplants face serious skin cancer risks, a latest study reports.When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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Miracle weed emerges as skin cancer cure


January 26th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The sap from milkweed, a common garden weed, can kill certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin. It works on non-melanoma skin cancers, which ... Read more...

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Common garden weed ‘can cure skin cancer’


January 26th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study conducted by scientists in Australia has revealed that a common weed can cure skin cancers.The sap from a plant known as petty spurge or milkweed ... Read more...

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Sticking plaster that zaps skin cancer


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A revolutionary light-emitting sticking plaster can help zap skin cancers. The device, called the Ambulight, is a form of photodynamic therapy (PDT) - an alternative to surgery for ... Read more...

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‘Chaperone’ enzyme could help cells tolerate cancer-causing DNA damage


January 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of North Carolina researchers have found how a 'chaperone' enzyme has a major role in cells' ability to tolerate the DNA damage that leads to cancer and ... Read more...

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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...

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UV radiation bouncing off eyes may cause skin cancer


December 5th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Ultraviolet radiation bouncing off eyes may be causing higher than average rates of skin cancer on the nose.Benjamin Birt, who recently did his PhD at the Queensland ... Read more...

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Widely used arthritis pill shows promise against skin cancer


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that a widely used arthritis drug could reduce the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers - the most common cancers in humans.The COX-2 ... Read more...

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Ex-skin cancer patient Clarke urges cricket fans not to sit shirtless in stands


October 27th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian cricket team vice-captain Michael Clarke, who has had three non-melanoma skin cancers removed from his face, has advised cricket fans sitting shirtless in the stands to cover ... Read more...

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Cancer linked to loss of protein that hooks skin cells together


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the lack of a protein important in hooking our skin cells together could be an early indicator of skin cancer development.Researchers at ... Read more...

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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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Resting laptop on legs can damage skin


October 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Beware -- people who work with a laptop on their legs can permanently damage their skin. A medical report has found that placing the devices next to ... Read more...

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Putting laptop on lap for long can cause ‘toasted skin syndrome’


October 4th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Resting your laptop on the lap might not be a good thing for your skin, for it might just leave you with a condition called 'toasted skin syndrome', ... Read more...

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Oral and topical agents prevents UV-induced skin cancer


August 6th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Oral and topical agents hold promise to prevent UV-induced skin cancer, shows a new research.Researchers are investigating several agents - including medicines, foods and vitamins -for their chemo ... Read more...

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HPV infection ‘increases skin cancer risk’


July 9th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that HPV infection heightens the risk of developing certain skin cancers and is worsened if people are taking immunosuppression drugs.During the ... Read more...

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Why incidence of skin cancers is common in people with a genetic disorder


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Absence of a an enzyme is what makes patients with a variant form of xeroderma pigmentosum (XPV)- an inherited genetic disorder characterized by extreme sensitivity to the sun-more ... Read more...

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Potential cancer drug developed from Australian rainforest plant


June 15th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 15 (ANI): A potential cancer drug derived from an Australian rainforest plant has successfully cleared inoperable tumours in pets, and is thus being promoted to human trials, according to its ... Read more...

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At-risk adults tend to blame genes for ill-health than change lifestyle


June 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): People, who are more at risk of disease, are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease than change their lifestyle, according to researchers. ... Read more...

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Sound-to-light converting devices could detect cancer and terrorists


May 27th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Semiconductor devices could one day convert sound into light at tetra hertz frequencies, to provide a privacy-protecting alternative to naked body scanners in airports, according to scientists.Terahertz radiation ... Read more...

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Addiction to tanning can be extremely dangerous


May 19th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Tanorexia, or an addiction to tanning, can be harmful, according to experts.Dermatologists at Loyola University Health System claim tanning addictions, among young, white females, are a legitimate health ... Read more...

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People think their skin is darker than it is


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) People tend to overestimate the darkness of their natural, non-tanned skin. The researchers identifying the pattern have called it "the dark shift" and believe it may have important implications ... Read more...

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Good Morning America’s Sam Champion undergoes cancerous surgery on-air


May 12th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sam Champion, the weatherman of Good Morning America, an Emmy winning morning news program, had a skin cancer operation live on air. Sam said ... Read more...

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Too much driving may up skin cancer risk


May 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Too much driving may increase the risk of skin cancer, according to a new study.Among a group of about 1,050 patients in Saint Louis, facial skin cancers were ... Read more...

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‘Start/stop switch’ for retroviruses found


April 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA, has been discovered by a University of ... Read more...

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Lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of cancer


April 1st, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A few simple lifestyle changes can help you reduce the risk of developing cancer, say experts. According to Cancer Research UK, preventing cancer doesn't work in the same way ... Read more...

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Baker’s yeast may help treat cancer


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that non-pathogenic baker's yeast might prove to be a promising, natural therapy for cancer.Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum at Charles Drew University of Medicine and ... Read more...

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Wear gloves to avoid skin cancer, drivers warned


January 19th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 19 (ANI): Cancer Society has advised motorists to wear gloves in order to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer during summertime.Experts challenged the myth that glass protects against ... Read more...

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New research could help open ways to shrink skin cancers


January 18th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Most skin cancers are curable, but require surgery that can be painful and scarring, says a new study whose findings could open up ways to newer treatments that ... Read more...

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How skin cells turn cancerous in sunlight


January 16th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study by Loyola University Health System researchers has revealed how sunlight causes skin cells to turn cancerous.According to the researchers, the discovery could lead to alternative ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients face higher risk of skin cancers


December 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Many heart transplant patients develop multiple skin cancers, says a new study. "Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancers," the study authors wrote."However, these characteristics ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients ‘at increased risk for multiple skin cancers’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Many heart transplant patients have elevated risk for developing multiple skin cancers, according to a new study.Jerry D. Brewer, of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reviewed the ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind brain metastases of cancer identified


December 21st, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists from LMU Munich have identified a mechanism behind brain metastases of cancer patients.Led by neurologist Dr. Frank Winkler, the research team followed, in real time, the steps ... Read more...

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