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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...

2012-05-30 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...

2012-04-02 20:47:18

Results could lead to personalized treatment strategies for patients with this type of cancer Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck–which typically arises from thin, flat cells that line moist surfaces inside the mouth, nose and throat–is the sixth most common type of cancer worldwide, and it has a relatively low five-year survival rate and a high recurrence rate. Recently, the disease has become even more prevalent among adults 40 years of age or younger. These...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M.Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, encourages everyone to become more vigilant about skin cancer prevention even during the winter and spring. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 With the increase in skin cancer due to sun exposure, New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, MD, emphasizes how imperative skin cancer prevention is in all seasons, but especially now as the spring and summer are nearing . Skin cancer rates in the...

2012-01-18 00:08:25

Some skin cancers, in particular basal cell carcinoma, can be successfully treated with a prescription cream containing the compound imiquimod. The antitumor effect of imiquimod is multifactorial. One of the more complex aspects of imiquimod's antitumor effects is its ability to modify the immune response. A team of researchers led by Maria Sibilia, at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, has now identified a new way in which imiquimod modifies the immune system to clear tumors in a...


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