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2013-12-03 23:20:05

Scientific investigators at five institutions receive $1 million to spur better outcomes for patients with acral melanoma and provide breakthroughs through the use of genome sequencing. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the leading private funder of melanoma research, and the Hidary Foundation, the philanthropic arm of technology entrepreneur Jack Hidary and his family, today announced a new research program with researchers at five...

2013-06-03 16:26:50

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following May Melanoma Awareness Month, EHE International, the SHADE Foundation of America and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) are partnering to bring vital skin cancer prevention messages to Rockefeller Center and its visitors. The window display, located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza and donated by EHE International, provides proven facts about melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), the damaging effects of tanning and sun exposure,...

2011-09-07 08:05:00

New recommendations based on new scientific evidence and in response to increased incidence of melanoma SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on an extensive review of scientific literature and the recommendations of recognized melanoma experts, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released updated evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Published online in the Journal of the American Academy of...

2011-01-24 15:44:16

A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma. In a paper that appeared online last week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, a team of UNC researchers tested whether DNA methylation profiling could be accomplished on melanoma and mole tissues that had been preserved in fixatives for typical pathology examination after biopsy. They found that results on tissues prepared in...

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2009-10-01 08:13:26

Scientists in Australia are reporting development and testing in laboratory animals of a potential new material for diagnosing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Their study is scheduled for the September 10 issue of the ACS' Journal of the Medicinal Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Ivan Greguric and colleagues working within the Cooperative Research Consortium for Biomedical Imaging Develop, an Australian Government funded research group, note that about 130,000 new...

2008-08-04 09:01:04

Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc. ("EOS") (NASDAQ: MELA) today announced that patient accrual in the MelaFind(R) pivotal trial was completed last week. MelaFind is a non-invasive, point-of-care instrument designed and developed by EOS to assist in the early diagnosis of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. "This represents a significant milestone for the company in our quest to improve early melanoma detection," said Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, MBA, President & CEO. "We would like to...

2005-12-20 16:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals diagnosed with a first malignant melanoma of the skin have a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with a second malignant melanoma, according to a report in the current issue of the International Journal of Cancer. Malignant melanoma is a serious form of cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or in normal-looking skin. The incidence of this cancer is increasing. Most skin cancers occur on areas of the skin that are regularly...

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2005-11-17 18:46:25

Prevention, treatment efforts should be targeted for specific types, study says As with other cancers, scientists are learning that not all melanoma skin cancers are genetically alike. And that may have far-reaching implications for the treatment and prevention of melanoma. A new study reports that, depending on the area of the body affected by melanoma, there are at least several distinct types of the disease: Those arising from chronically sun-damaged skin and those on skin without sun...

2005-08-04 16:42:33

New research published online by the BMJ today (Thursday 4 August 2005) suggests that melanoma is being overdiagnosed in the United States. The incidence of melanoma of the skin is rising faster than any other major cancer in the United States. In 2002 "“ the most recent year of data - the incidence was about six times that in 1950, but some dermatologists suspect that this rise may reflect more skin biopsies, not more disease. Researchers examined skin biopsy rates between 1986 and...

2005-06-20 22:18:37

CHICAGO "“ Despite campaigns promoting early detection and increased awareness of melanoma (skin cancer) the proportion of the most aggressive and deadly form of melanoma remains the same, according to an article in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Incidence and mortality of melanoma (skin cancer) in the United States have risen steeply from 1969 to 1999, according to background information in the article, with a disproportionally greater...