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2010-03-04 16:43:28

A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of the most common form of skin cancer. In a small study, researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University found elevated levels of Vitamin D enzymes and proteins in cancerous tissue taken from 10 patients compared to normal skin tissue taken from them. Previous studies have linked Vitamin D deficiency with certain...

2010-01-05 14:32:00

People with the heritable disorder of the skin called Gorlin syndrome who are genetically predisposed to develop basal cell carcinoma of the skin may have a new chemoprevention therapy on the horizon. According to results of a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, Phase II study, the use of celecoxib was effective in inhibiting the development of basal cell carcinomas in a relatively rare group of patients who are highly susceptible to carcinoma. These findings are published in the...

2010-01-05 14:14:06

A widely-available anti-inflammatory prescription drug can reduce the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, according to a researcher at Stanford's School of Medicine. Although oral administration of the drug, celecoxib, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in some people, it's possible that topical application could have a safer, protective effect for people prone to developing the cancers, called basal cell carcinomas, the researcher believes. "Basal cell...

2009-12-21 22:35:49

Many heart transplant patients develop multiple skin cancers, with increased risk for some skin cancers among patients with other cancers and with increasing age, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancers," the authors write as background information in the article. "Incidence, tumor burden and risk factors for skin cancer are well documented in renal...

2009-09-03 14:31:40

U.S. scientists say they've developed a new trial drug therapy that shows promise in fighting advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer. Researchers at the Virginia Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona say the trial, known as the Hedgehog Study, demonstrates tumor shrinkage and limited side effects in patients. Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, who led the study, said the findings are significant because there is no proven therapy for advanced basal cell carcinoma -- the most...

2009-09-02 23:55:00

Study data appears in New England Journal of Medicine Analyses of clinical trial results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows a potential new investigational therapy for advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer. The study, conducted at TGen Clinical Research Service (TCRS) at Scottsdale Healthcare and two other sites appears to demonstrate tumor shrinkage and limited side effects. TCRS is a strategic alliance between the Translational Genomics Research...

2009-09-02 23:50:00

The Hedgehog signaling pathway is involved in a preliminary study and case report describing positive responses to an experimental anticancer drug in a majority of people with advanced or metastatic basal cell skin cancers. One patient with the most common type of pediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma, also showed tumor shrinkage. Initial results of the drug trial, conducted at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore), the Karmanos Cancer Center (Detroit) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute...

2009-09-02 16:00:00

Hedgehog trial results suggest antitumor activity in basal cell skin cancer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reports a potential new investigational therapy for advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer tested at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and other sites appears to demonstrate tumor shrinkage and limited side effects in patients. "Inhibition of the Hedgehog Pathway...

2009-07-28 08:30:00

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen to our feet? Many don't realize skin cancer can occur on the feet from unprotected sun exposure, and overlook applying sunscreen to the area. But, physicians from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons warn skin cancer of the foot is prevalent and can even be fatal if not caught early....

2009-07-06 13:12:39

Cancerous tumors sometimes form at the site of chronic wounds or injury, but the reason why is not entirely clear. Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have engineered mice with a persistent wound-like skin condition, and the mice are helping them understand the tumor-promoting effects of long-standing wounds and injuries."The chronic skin condition in the mice led to the growth of skin tumors," says Raphael Kopan, Ph.D., professor of developmental biology...


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