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2014-04-16 12:30:27

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duquesne University's newly established biomedical engineering initiative has made an immediate impact, receiving a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to detect, capture and analyze circulating melanoma cells. BME program Director Dr. John Viator, a specialist in medical lasers, will use this technology to analyze patients' blood samples in hopes of detecting the spread...

2014-04-15 16:28:01

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking effort, 3,500 of the country's top high school students will build the world's largest wiki on melanoma research -- and work toward finding that needle in a haystack to cure melanoma. The effort is led by www.SaveJordan.org, which will use crowdsourcing to drive user-generated content related to melanoma cancer research to a wiki site. "The idea is to bypass mainstream medicine and medical research and compile fresh...

2014-04-08 08:32:40

Celebrity Spokespeople Eva Longoria, Aimee Mullins, Lea Michele, Skin Cancer Survivor Diane Keaton and L'Oreal Paris Executive Danielle Macaluso Invite You to Join the Thunderclap on May 20th and Lend Your Social Voice to Stop Melanoma. NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal Paris, a leading global beauty brand, and the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the leading private funder of melanoma research, announced today the launch of It's THAT Worth It(TM), a public health...

2014-04-07 11:06:59

Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors, suggests study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors—such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by...

2014-04-04 08:25:45

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced top-line results from the primary overall survival (OS) analysis of a Phase 3 trial in melanoma, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec for the treatment of unresected stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma compared to treatment with subcutaneous granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). Results showed that, while the primary end point of durable response...

2014-04-04 08:25:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With prom season just around the corner, many high school students are starting to think about dresses, tuxes, and dinner arrangements. Some may even be planning indoor tanning sessions to get the perfect bronze for those memorable prom pictures. While visiting an indoor tanning salon sounds innocent, a new study has dermatologists and psychiatrists raising a red flag and urging parents to ask a few questions. According to a study...

2014-04-01 23:03:06

The Center for Primary Care has sun and skin care tips for those vacationing this April. Evans, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Masters is returning to Augusta from April 7-13, and while golf fans flock to Augusta National, many residents pack up and head to the beach for a week. For those who are heading to the beach or are planning on standing in the sun on the course at Augusta National, the Center for Primary Care has some skin care tips to keep in mind. Protection from the sun is...

2014-04-01 15:04:19

There are differences in prognosis in cutaneous malignant melanoma depending on cohabitation status and gender, according to a new study published in the scientific periodical Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Single men of all ages are more likely to die of their disease. Cutaneous malignant melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. The disease is one of the fastest growing cancers among Caucasian (white) populations and is an escalating health problem even among young...

2014-03-31 23:01:41

Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 was awarded winner in the Best Sun Cream category in the 2014 Natural Beauty Awards run by Natural Health magazine. Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Suntegrity Skincare announced their top selling face sunscreen has been included in the 2014 Natural Beauty Awards run by Natural Health Magazine. The award winning Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen is this year's winner of the “Best Sun Cream"...

2014-03-28 08:26:18

IRVING, Texas, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, continues to enhance its industry-leading comprehensive tumor profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM), now capable of providing an industry-leading 51 drug target associations, including exciting new immunologically-based drug targets. Through these enhancements, Caris Molecular Intelligence will now provide...