Skin Cancer news

Skin cancer rate up for women under age 40-study
Aug 09 05

The incidence of two types of skin cancer has nearly tripled among women under age 40, a sign that tanning is still popular among the young…


Melanoma rates in kids continue to rise
Aug 09 05

The annual rate of occurrence of new Melanomas in children in the United States is increasing “rapidly,” according to a new report.

Melanoma is becoming more…


Melanoma overdiagnosed in US
Aug 04 05

The increase in rates of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, in the United States in recent years may reflect heightened diagnostic scrutiny rather than a true…


Gene variants tied to melanoma risk
Jul 17 05

In a Mediterranean population typically at low risk for developing melanoma, carriers of mutations in the pigmentation gene MC1R are at increased risk of developing the skin…


Curry ingredient fights skin cancer
Jul 12 05

The compound that makes curry yellow could help fight skin cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

They said curcumin, found in the spice turmeric, interferes with melanoma cells.


Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma
Jul 11 05

Curcumin, the ingredient that gives curry its yellow hue, blocked the growth of melanoma tumor cells and even stimulated their death in the laboratory, researchers report.

“We could…


Scientists find gene mutation that drives melanoma
Jul 07 05

Scientists have found a genetic mutation in melanoma skin cancer cells that increases the disease’s severity but which could also be a target for new drugs…


Childhood cancer survivors at risk of skin cancer
Jun 23 05

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