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Latest non-melanoma skin cancer Stories

2013-11-25 23:28:22

MelanSol®, an innovative new sunscreen line that gives people effective protection without the use of harsh chemicals, is now available from Amazon.com, a world-leading e-commerce site. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 MelanSol®, an innovative new sunscreen line that gives people effective protection without the use of harsh chemicals, is now available from Amazon.com, a world-leading e-commerce site. MelanSol® was inspired and developed based on Peter Zahner’s experience with...

2013-04-24 14:37:10

A prospective study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) observed an association between risk of second primary cancer and history of non-melanoma skin cancer in white men and women. The researchers found that people with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer had a modestly increased risk of getting cancer in the future, specifically breast and lung cancer in women and melanoma in both men and women. Non-melanoma skin cancer, which includes basal cell and squamous cell...

2013-04-24 14:32:02

White people who have types of skin cancer other than melanoma (non-melanoma skin cancer) may be at increased risk of having other forms of cancer in the future, according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The analysis, led by Dr. Jiali Han, an Associate Professor from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in the US, found that men and women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancers–the most common form of cancer in the United...

2011-11-14 22:43:30

A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer. Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health (part of the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry) have detected a connection following analysis of data on radon exposure and skin cancer cases from across southwest England. The...

2011-09-12 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary new imaging device that can detect skin cancer like no other technology - - the VivoSight® Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner - - is now available to dermatologists in the U.S. for the first time. The VivoSight® scan enables clinicians to see under the skin surface instantly, providing additional information which will allow them to better treat patients with non-melanoma skin cancer....

2011-06-28 12:32:44

A combination of calcium and vitamin D may cut the chance of melanoma in half for some women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. Using existing data from a large clinical trial, the study zeroed in on women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, as people with this generally non-fatal disease are more likely to develop the more lethal illness "” melanoma. The researchers found...

2010-10-04 14:35:51

DNA repair capacity (DRC) measurements effectively identified individuals who were at high risk for non-melanoma skin cancer, and may be a useful method to evaluate the efficacy of preventive therapies, according to study results presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. "Our study showed that persons with low DRC have three times greater likelihood of having non-melanoma skin cancer as compared to those with high DRC," said Manuel Bayona, M.D.,...

2010-03-24 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Neutrogena®, the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, today responded to a recently published study on the rising incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers by urging Americans to re-evaluate their sun protection habits. The study, "Incidence Estimate of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in the United States, 2006," Archives of Dermatology, 2010; 146(3), 283-287, published in the current issue of Archives of Dermatology, confirms for the...

2010-03-16 15:35:00

Additional articles in Archives of Dermatology examine costs, management of skin cancer Both new diagnoses and a history of non-melanoma skin cancer appear to have become increasingly common, and the disease affects more individuals than all other cancers combined, according to two reports in the March issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is one of several in the issue focusing on skin cancers, and is being published in conjunction with a JAMA theme...

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2008-08-27 08:30:00

On Tuesday researchers revealed that people who have had benign forms of skin cancer have twice the risk of developing other forms of cancer.Researcher said the risk is chiefly distinct among younger people and proposes that people who have suffered from benign forms of skin cancer may be more cancer-prone all together."It seems like non-melanoma skin cancer, even though it is a non-fatal disease, may be a warning sign for increased risk of other, more serious cancers," said Anthony Alberg, a...