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2009-08-20 10:45:00

MILLBURN, N.J., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MoleSafe (www.molesafe.com), a leading advanced skin cancer detection program, has opened in Charlotte, N.C., as part of the Dermatologic Laser Centre operated by Charles Brown, M.D. and John Thompson, M.D. The new location, the third MoleSafe site to open this year, is part of a rapid growth plan that will see the company introduce five new offices to the U.S. market during the coming year. Skin cancer is a growing concern and MoleSafe is a much...

2009-08-14 07:40:10

Seven factors may predict whether a choroidal nevus"”a benign, flat, pigmented growth inside the eye and beneath the retina"”may develop into melanoma, according to a new report. Benign choroidal nevi and small melanomas share many characteristics, including color, location and size. "The challenge is to identify the single small melanoma among the thousands of choroidal nevi. It has been estimated that 6 percent of the white population harbors a choroidal nevus and that one in...

2009-07-24 09:34:00

FT. MYERS, Fla., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM), a leading provider of cancer genetics testing services announced today that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott (NYSE: ABT). The Agreement provides for Abbott to supply materials for NeoGenomics to develop its own FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization)-based test for the diagnosis of melanoma. In a separate transaction, Abbott has also acquired 9.6% of NeoGenomics...

2009-06-06 00:38:56

Almost 940 Canadians die of melanoma annually and 5,000 are diagnosed, but 50 percent don't check their skin often enough, researchers found. A survey conducted by Angus Reid Strategies for the Canadian Dermatology Association revealed that most Canadians know what melanoma is and what it looks like -- a new or existing mole, freckle or spot that is changing in color, shape, or size. However, when it comes to checking for skin cancer, 24 percent said they never check their skin and 31 percent...

2009-05-04 08:00:00

American Academy of Dermatology introduces new "E" tool for detecting melanoma SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to honor them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) hopes more families will start another annual tradition -- screening their loved ones for skin cancer. To help detect the warning signs of skin cancer, especially melanoma (the deadliest form of...

2009-04-29 09:37:51

Saint Louis University Doctors Stress Screenings for Melanoma In a case study of a type of melanoma skin cancer typically found on chronically sun-exposed skin, Saint Louis University researchers found that imiquimod, a topical cream, produced good results for patients when used together with surgery to treat the cancer, potentially helping doctors cut less. The study, published in Dermatologic Surgery, looked at two cases of the most common type of melanoma of the head and neck, lentigo...

2009-04-06 09:00:00

Albuquerque the First of Five New Markets Slated to Feature MoleSafe Skin Cancer Detection Facilities in 2009 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MoleSafe (www.molesafe.com), a company that offers an advanced skin cancer detection program, announced today it has opened its second U.S. location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company opened its first U.S. location in Millburn, New Jersey, in 2008. MoleSafe originated in New Zealand, which is the melanoma capital of the world. The...

2009-02-03 08:51:00

Vacationing at the shore led to a 5 percent increase in nevi (more commonly called "moles") among 7-year-old children, according to a paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Number of nevi is the major risk factor for malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma rates have been rising dramatically over recent decades. More than 62,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and...

2009-02-02 08:00:00

Dermatologists encourage couples to examine each other's skin for suspicious moles that could be skin cancer SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While candy, flowers and dinner at a romantic restaurant may seem like great Valentine's Day gifts, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recommends that people give the gift of life and health this year and "Screen the One You Love" for skin cancer. Based on current estimates, more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer...

2008-10-02 03:00:41

By Anonymous During your monthly mole check, tack on three steps for even more protection. 1 Don't forget your scalp and neck Though it's not clear why, melanomas on these areas of the body are more deadly than those found elsewhere, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2 Keep an eye on large moles An Archives of Dermatology study showed that moles measuring 6 millimeters or bigger are more likely to become cancerous than smaller ones. If you notice any...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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