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2011-04-03 15:41:54

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting continues to be a showcase for the most cutting edge science in cancer, and this year's meeting, held here April 2-6, will include an increased focus on clinical trials that will impact patient care. Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., physician-in-chief and distinguished professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Healthcare and U.S....

2011-02-27 00:01:40

Tans are caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and if you've had one, you've sustained skin cell damage. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2011 With Spring Break approaching, The Less Cancer Campaign wishes to remind sun worshippers of some of the dangers of tanning. The Skin Cancer Foundation tells us that a tan, whether you get it on the beach, in a bed, or through incidental exposure, is bad news any way you acquire it. Tans are caused by harmful...

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2011-01-26 06:22:51

Experts report in the British Journal of Dermatology that sap from the common garden weed petty spurge appears to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. However, they tell patients not to "try it at home" since the treatment is still in an experimental state. Their study involved 36 patients with non-melanoma skin cancer lesions. Non-melanoma lesions are very common and account for a third of all cancers detected in the U.K. They include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma...

2010-12-08 02:00:35

The sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate, researchers report. The finding shows another way cancer pirates normal body functions as it points toward better treatment for the million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed in the United States annually, said Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study in Oncogene. Bollag is a cell physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs...

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2010-12-02 12:11:43

Reduction Greater than Achieved through Sunscreen A widely used arthritis drug reduces the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers "“ the most common cancers in humans "“ according to a study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib (brand name Celebrex), which is currently approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and acute pain in adults, led to a 62 percent reduction in non-melanoma skin cancers,...

2010-11-30 21:58:02

New research shows the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are at high risk for having the disease. The researchers, led by University of Alabama at Birmingham senior scientist and the study's lead author, Craig Elmets, M.D., co-leader of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center 's Chemoprevention Program, evaluated the efficacy and safety of celecoxib as a chemo-preventive agent for actinic...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

OC Skin Institute, a medical and cosmetic dermatology group in Orange County, is now offering the advanced Mohs surgery technique to remove skin cancer. The procedure is used to remove squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers using a safe, micrographic technique with minimal scarring. All Mohs surgeries at OC Skin Institute are performed by Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director Dr. Tony Nakhla. He launched OC Skin Institute in January 2010 with the goal of creating the most...

2010-10-24 00:13:15

With summer over, those who were in the sun without sunscreen are concerned about their skin health. Skin cancer screenings and treatment are offered by Mohs surgeon Dr. Andrew Kaufman as well as other providers at The Center for Dermatology Care. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2010 Those who spent a lot of time outdoors this summer may be worrying about the health of their skin, according to the Thousand Oaks skin cancer specialists at The Center for Dermatology Care...

2010-10-23 01:34:30

The annual "Euromelanoma Day" campaign is designed to prevent skin cancer among the general public. While there has been considerable interest, it has proved difficult to reach out to some of the at-risk groups. As such, new ways of encouraging these people to go to a dermatologist are being introduced, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg presented at the dermatologist conference in Sweden. John Paoli is a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy and specialist at Sahlgrenska...

2010-10-22 17:05:50

In a study to be published online Oct. 21 in PLoS Genetics, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have implicated the lack of a protein important in hooking our skin cells together in the most common variety of skin cancer. Depletion of this protein, called Perp, could be an early indicator of skin cancer development, and could be useful for staging and establishing prognoses. These findings' significance may extend beyond skin cancer, as Perp is found in the linings of...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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