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  • Feb 2019

    How skin cancer becomes invasive

    A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach.

  • Jan 2019

    Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

    New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.

  • Jan 2019

    Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

    A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be?

  • Dec 2018

    Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

    Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.

  • Nov 2018

    Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread

    Recent research suggests that stopping the proteins LRP1 and tPA from interacting could form the basis of a treatment to halt metastasis in melanoma.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about nodular melanoma

    Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

  • Nov 2018

    Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

    New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.

  • Oct 2018

    Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

    Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.

  • Oct 2018

    How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

    Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here.

  • Oct 2018

    Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

    A new phase I clinical trial looks at whether a modified bacterial strain is safe and effective in attacking stubborn, treatment-resistant cancer tumors.

  • Sep 2018

    Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk

    A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer.

  • Sep 2018

    New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

    A team of experts has conducted tests in mice for a potent new vaccine against melanoma. So far, the researchers have observed a 100 percent success rate.

  • Aug 2018

    Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know

    Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.

  • Aug 2018

    Skin cancer may predict future cancers

    A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body.

  • Aug 2018

    What causes a bleeding mole?

    Most bleeding moles result from superficial cuts or snags. A person can treat a bleeding mole at home by applying pressure and a bandage. However, if a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, or it starts to resemble an open sore, speak to a doctor. In this article, learn about these and other symptoms of melanoma.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the most curable cancers?

    There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

  • Jul 2018

    Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

    A new study shows that the antipsychotics perphenazine and fluphenazine can successfully destroy cancer cells in cell cultures and rodents.

  • Jul 2018

    Melanoma: Immunotherapy for brain metastases 'doubles survival'

    A new study into U.S. cancer data finds that checkpoint blockade immunotherapy doubles median overall survival in melanoma patients with brain metastases.

  • Jul 2018

    Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma

    While studying the epigenetic changes associated with melanoma, researchers found an unexpected link with hair-like projections on cells called cilia.

  • May 2018

    Weight loss reduces skin cancer risk

    A recent study followed individuals who had undergone obesity surgery. They found that the procedure significantly reduced their risk of skin cancer.

  • May 2018

    Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma

    Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma.

  • Apr 2018

    What is a malar rash?

    A malar rash is also known as a butterfly rash and appears on the face. It is usually red or purple and may be blotchy or solid. It can occur alongside many conditions, including lupus and rosacea. Treatment depends on the cause. There are lifestyle tips and tricks that can help. Learn more about the best ones here.

  • Apr 2018

    Blocking melanoma's 'escape route'

    A new study finds that, as melanoma tries to evade treatment, it differentiates into four subtypes. Some of these are vulnerable to treatment.

  • Mar 2018

    Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

    Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma.