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2013-06-18 23:19:10

Global Drought and UV Radiation Makes Sunscreen Critical to Skin Cancer Prevention Reports Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 New research is revealing that no matter what the weather or season, exposing skin to daylight without sunscreen is never a good idea. According to water and skin researcher Sharon Kleyne, in this era of increasing global drought, solar radiation and thinning ozone, sunscreen is becoming as important to personal health and grooming as toothpaste,...

2013-05-15 23:02:40

Los Angeles Cancer Institute team member shares her personal journey of overcoming skin cancer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 When 60-year-old Edna Mayorga first accepted a job with the large cancer care provider, Los Angeles Cancer Institute, a division of 21st Century Oncology of California, she did not know she would eventually become a patient. In November 2012, the 16-year veteran Patient Care Coordinator was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma — skin cancer on her nose....

2013-05-06 23:21:00

Water´s Edge Dermatology is offering complimentary skin cancer screenings at several of its South Florida locations during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Water´s Edge provides Floridians with tips to protect their skin and prevent skin cancer. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, Floridians can get free skin cancer screenings at several Water´s Edge...

2013-01-29 16:54:07

HIV-positive patients have a higher incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas occur more than twice as often among HIV-positive individuals compared to those who are HIV-negative. The study cohort of 6,560 HIV-positive and almost 37,000 HIV-negative subjects was drawn from members of Kaiser Permanente Northern...

2013-01-29 08:31:10

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HIV-positive patients have a higher incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas occur more than twice as often among HIV-positive individuals compared to those who are HIV-negative. The study cohort of 6,560 HIV-positive and almost 37,000 HIV-negative subjects...

2012-11-14 08:31:21

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumors, announced positive interim results from a Phase IV trial investigating the use of NeoPulse in skin cancer patients at the 6th World Meeting of Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Care Centres & 8th EADO Congress. Data from the trial showed a complete response of greater than 90 percent in basal cell...

2012-11-13 10:08:48

Those individuals who work outdoors with resultant sun exposure are at increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Manigé Fartasch shows that the connection between occupational UV exposure and squamous cell carcinoma is now well-established in her review article in issue 43 of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(43): 715–20). The results are less clear for basal cell...

In the 1970’s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak.
2012-10-03 14:59:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1970´s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak. People believed that indoor tanning minimized and even negated the negative health aspects of tanning in direct sunlight. Finally, a...

Medical Miracle - Ear Grown On An Arm
2012-09-29 07:13:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but it's actually a real-life medical miracle: doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital managed to grow a replacement ear for a cancer patient on her own arm. The patient, Sherrie Walters, developed basal cell carcinoma in 2008 and had to have a portion of her left ear, skull, and ear canal removed, Gizmodo writer Kyle Wagner explained in an article Thursday. Now, four years...

Non-invasive Optical Technique Looks Under The Skin To Detect Cancer
2012-09-24 11:57:06

European researchers image blood vessels that feed skin cancer with OCT for the first time The trained eye of a dermatologist can identify many types of skin lesions, but human sight only goes so far. Now an international team of researchers has developed an advanced optics system to noninvasively map out the network of tiny blood vessels beneath the outer layer of patients' skin, potentially revealing telltale signs of disease. Such high resolution 3-D images could one day help doctors...