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2014-04-18 23:03:34

Yossi Biderman’s team of scientists, doctors and engineers have developed a non-invasive skin cancer scanning device. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Skin cancer, the most common form of the disease, affects one in five Americans. The best remedy for all types of skin cancer – including melanoma – is early detection, which is usually done by in a dermatologist’s office. People worried about suspicious moles or possible melanoma, however, may have to wait months for an appointment while...

2014-04-17 23:02:49

Medical animation and illustration firm promotes health literacy through popular social media channels. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Nucleus Medical Media offers no-charge informational medical animations in recognition of May 2014 as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says, “Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV...

2014-04-17 23:01:36

Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC, (ZKB) a pharmaceutical and medical device litigation firm, is currently investigating claims of men who developed melanoma after taking the pharmaceutical drug, Viagra (sildenafil citrate), which is marketed by the US-based pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Studies have suggested that sildenafil use may increase the invasiveness of melanoma cells, which may raise the possible adverse effect of melanoma. On April 7, 2014, a...

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...

2014-04-14 23:03:26

Dr. Henry Mentz, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, has teamed up with SkinMedica’s GRASS Campaign to educate patients on anti-aging skincare products. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, has recently teamed up with SkinMedica® for the GRASS Campaign in an effort educate his patients on the five pillars of anti-aging skincare products. There are a lot of confusing skincare buzzwords,...

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...

2014-04-04 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 23:28:39

Wide Range of Products Use Marine Sugars to Treat Skin Before, During and After Your Entire Vacation Saint-Malo, France (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 We’re all aware that the sun is a threat to skin as it can cause sun burns, premature aging, free radical damage and even skin cancer. It’s crucial to practice sun safety and protect skin while enjoying the sun’s rays. PHYTOMER takes sun protection a step farther with options for an entire regime of products that prepare and strengthen skin...

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...


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2011-02-17 16:45:25

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...

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