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2008-07-15 12:10:00

California and Florida may vie for the title "sunshine state," but Colorado has the distinction of getting a lot more sunshine overall and thanks to its higher average altitude, a lot less atmosphere to shield its residents. Colorado trails other states in skin cancer rates but the three main types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, still afflict many here, ranging between 17.6 and 23.6 people per 100,000 in 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

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2008-07-08 06:00:00

By Paul Harasim Before Dr. Johnnie Woodson began to remove tiny moles from Rosa Stone's face, the dermatologist reminded his patient that individuals with dark skin are not immune from sun-inducing skin cancer. Don't buy into the myth, the doctor said, that a person with more melanin, or pigment, in the skin is invincible to the harsh effects of ultraviolet rays. "That misconception can cause a lot of suffering or worse," Woodson said. "It is true that darker skin means less incidence, but...

2008-06-25 21:02:51

By Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times, Ky. Jun. 25--GLASGOW -- Lifeguards at the Glasgow City Pool are urged to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays while on duty. "We also provide it for any patron who asks to use some," said Piper Lindsey, pool manager. The pool's staff also keeps sunscreen with an SPF of 50 on hand for children. "We believe the higher the (SPF) number, the more it is going to protect them," Lindsey said....

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2008-06-14 12:10:00

Summer begins in a week. That means the big golden orb in the sky won't be such a stranger. But being exposed to the sun's ultraviolet A (UVA) light can increase your risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Experts say one of the best ways to reduce that risk is to apply a good sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection. "The recommendation now is to use an SPF 30 or higher...

2008-05-05 18:00:51

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) today announced that Spear Pharmaceuticals has agreed not to market, sell or ship a generic fluorouracil cream 5% pursuant to a stay in Valeant's legal case against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The stay will remain in place until May 14, 2008, or until a further order of the Court is issued. On April 11, 2008, the FDA approved an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a fluorouracil cream 5% sponsored by Spear Pharmaceuticals. On the...

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2008-04-15 16:15:00

Clinical trial data and cutting-edge testing give key insights in the fight against basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancerClinical researchers at Scottsdale Healthcare and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced the results of two clinical trials that show promise for patients battling cancer. The Phase I clinical trial findings, presented at the this weeks Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research by Daniel Von Hoff, MD, FACG, focused on...

2005-12-21 17:40:11

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that the risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is only partially associated with exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, the rays in sunlight that increase in summer and cause sunburn. The report in the Dec. 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute also indicates that only nonmelanoma skin cancers (i.e., basal and squamous cell carcinomas) are strongly associated with...

2005-08-29 15:00:37

WASHINGTON "” As skin cancer rates rise (a recent study found the incidence of basal cell and squamous cell cancer has tripled in women under age 40), chemists are scrambling to find new ways to help subdue this disease. Some of this cutting-edge research "” from better understanding of the skin pigments to lotions that offer the hope of repairing skin damage after a long day in the sun "” will be discussed during a two-day symposium, "Frontiers in Photobiology," Aug. 28-29,...

2005-08-09 15:02:54

CHICAGO (Reuters) - 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 despite warnings about the harm it can cause, researchers said on Tuesday. The rate of basal cell and squamous cell cancers rose to 32 per 100,000 women under 40 in 2003 from 13 per 100,000 in the late 1970s, their study said. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the two most common forms of the disease and can be removed and...

2005-08-09 15:14:16

CHICAGO (Reuters) - 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 despite warnings about the harm it can cause, researchers said on Tuesday. The rate of basal cell and squamous cell cancers rose to 32 per 100,000 women under 40 in 2003 from 13 per 100,000 in the late 1970s, their study said. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the two most common forms of the disease and can be removed and...


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