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2012-06-11 21:30:25

Radionuclide therapy study shows a novel treatment for basal cell carcinoma can cure patients without requiring hospitalization A customized patch treatment for basal cell carcinoma completely destroys facial tumors without surgery or major radiation therapy in 80 percent of patients studied, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. There are two main types of skin cancer:melanoma, which forms deep in the cells that produce pigment in skin, and...

New Drug Shows Significant Results In Rare Skin Cancer Treatment
2012-06-07 13:05:19

Doctors charged with treating patients with a rare form of one of the most common types of cancer in the US may have a new weapon for their fight after a clinical study has shown a particular drug has proven very effective in both the treatment and prevention of the disease. The new drug, vismodegib (or Erivedge), has been found to dramatically shrink basal cell carcinoma (BCC) skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), or Gorlin...

2012-06-07 05:19:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An estimated 78% of children are neglected in America. Neglected children are at a higher risk to exposure of toxins that can cause major health concerns, such as cancer. Research suggests that such experiences during a person's youth can set a lower level of immune response for life, which in turn might make them more susceptible to the kind of cancers that are often successfully fought by the immune system, so-called immunogenic tumors. New research shows skin...

2012-06-05 23:01:16

Multiple studies have revealed that skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer within the United States, with a steady rise in cases every year. Unfortunately, we are living in a society that places a high aesthetic value on sun-kissed or tanned skin. Dr Sam Speron confirms that excessive tanning and sun exposure is a catalyst to what could be the most rapidly spreading epidemic of our time. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 These days, tanned and sun-kissed skin is heavily...

2012-06-04 19:36:53

Skin cancer patients whose childhood included periods of neglect or maltreatment are at a much greater risk for their cancers to return when they face a major stressful event, based on a new study. The research suggests that such experiences during a person's youth can set a lower level of immune response for life, which in turn might make them more susceptible to the kind of cancers that are often successfully fought by the immune system, so-called immunogenic tumors. While the...

2012-05-31 06:24:45

Reds Legend Recently Had Basal Cell Carcinomas Removed From Eyelids NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench has been named the official 2012 spokesperson for the Play Sun Smart program, a joint effort by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). The goal of the Play Sun Smart program is to raise awareness of skin cancer and...

2012-05-30 05:27:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — It´s no secret that people who double up on sunscreen get more protection from the sun, but a new study suggests that those who frequently take painkillers may receive some of the same benefits. Sigrún Alba Jóhannesdóttir, BSc, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and her colleagues conducted a study to see if taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen) would decrease...

Protection Against Skin Cancer From Commonly Used Painkillers
2012-05-29 10:43:46

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer, a new study suggests. Published in the online journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that skin cancer prevention may be added to the benefits of these commonly used medications. Previous studies suggest that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin, as well as a variety of other nonprescription and...

2012-05-22 00:06:41

Multiple research projects — including a 2006 study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — have used DNA microarray analysis to identify several breast cancer subtypes, including luminal A, luminal B, basal-like and HER2-enriched. Simple tests are being developed to help doctors identify these subtypes and to treat their patients in a more biologically-based way. In turn, these tests have made several studies possible that indicate that basal-like, or...

2012-05-01 23:00:44

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Water´s Edge Dermatology, a leading practice with 16 locations in Southeast Florida, shares new studies, pharmaceuticals and skin cancer treatments and tips for Americans to protect their skin and prevent skin cancer. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. And during Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, Americans can learn of the many ways to...