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2008-08-04 09:01:04

Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc. ("EOS") (NASDAQ: MELA) today announced that patient accrual in the MelaFind(R) pivotal trial was completed last week. MelaFind is a non-invasive, point-of-care instrument designed and developed by EOS to assist in the early diagnosis of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. "This represents a significant milestone for the company in our quest to improve early melanoma detection," said Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, MBA, President & CEO. "We would like to...

2008-07-07 12:00:48

By CATHERINE VONLEDEBUR LOOKING tanned can make you feel good - but are you putting your life in I jeopardy just to look bronzed? Skin cancer is now the third most common cancer among young people - and despite campaigns and continued warnings from experts, we still put ourselves at risk by using sunbeds and inadequate SPF protection. Health reporter CATHERINE VONLEDEBUR speaks to two victims of skin cancer and feature writer KAREN HAMBRIDGE reveals the very simple measures you can take to...

2008-06-21 18:00:22

SHOPPERS in Birmingham are being urged to have their moles checked out to spot signs of skin cancer. The High Street branch of Boots in the city centre is staging in- store mole checks on Thursday. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and the number of new cases in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years. But most cases are easily treated and cured if detected in the early stages. Boots suncare scientific adviser Mike Brown said some types of skin cancer could be...

2008-06-18 18:00:44

HOUSTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that school is out and the first day of summer is upon us, the cancer care experts at Texas Oncology remind Texans to "save your skin" by outsmarting the sun when spending time outdoors. Although the most prevalent cancer in the United States today, skin cancer is also the most preventable. The majority of the more than 1 million annual U.S. cases of skin cancer are sun-related. "The skin is the largest organ in the body and should not be taken for...

2006-07-21 10:24:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with melanomas in the head and neck area have experienced a greater total amount of sun exposure than those who develop the deadly skin cancers in their trunk area, Australian researchers report. The findings lend support to the theory that melanomas on different parts of the body arise through different mechanisms, the researchers note in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. David C. Whiteman of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and...

2006-02-02 12:45:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who've had common, highly curable forms of skin cancer may face a heightened risk of the deadlier skin tumor melanoma, researchers have found. Their study of more than 67,000 white postmenopausal women found that those with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer were 70 percent more likely than other women to develop melanoma during the study period. That was after factors such as age, family history of cancer and past sun exposure were taken...

2005-12-20 16:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals diagnosed with a first malignant melanoma of the skin have a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with a second malignant melanoma, according to a report in the current issue of the International Journal of Cancer. Malignant melanoma is a serious form of cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or in normal-looking skin. The incidence of this cancer is increasing. Most skin cancers occur on areas of the skin that are regularly...

2005-09-28 16:19:21

People who receive a kidney transplant are nearly four times more likely than the general population to develop melanoma, a rare but deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study led by Christopher Hollenbeak, Ph.D., associate professor, Departments of Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The study, to be published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (Nov.1, 2005 issue), indicates...

2005-08-04 16:42:33

New research published online by the BMJ today (Thursday 4 August 2005) suggests that melanoma is being overdiagnosed in the United States. The incidence of melanoma of the skin is rising faster than any other major cancer in the United States. In 2002 "“ the most recent year of data - the incidence was about six times that in 1950, but some dermatologists suspect that this rise may reflect more skin biopsies, not more disease. Researchers examined skin biopsy rates between 1986 and...

2005-07-15 14:19:26

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a Mediterranean population typically at low risk for developing melanoma, carriers of mutations in the pigmentation gene MC1R are at increased risk of developing the skin cancer and having it progress, a study hints. This seems to be particularly true for mutation carriers who do not have other strong risk factors for melanoma such as freckles or moles. As Dr. Maria Teresa Landi told Reuters Health, "people with red hair, light skin, many...