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2011-11-15 09:56:05

An extraordinary breakthrough in understanding what stops a common form of skin cancer from developing could make new cancer treatments and prevention available to the public in five years. In research published today in the leading international cancer journal, Cancer Cell, an international team of scientists led by Professor Stephen Jane and Dr Charbel Darido of Monash University's Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, has discovered a gene that helps protect the body from...

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...

Coffee Linked With Decreased Risk For Skin Cancer
2011-10-25 13:36:14

New research announceded on Monday offers evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk of a common and slow-growing type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma. Scientists from Brigham and Women´s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston examined the risks of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma in connection with coffee consumption and found the decreased risk was only seen in BCC. The team presented their...

2011-10-25 09:39:13

Researchers confirmed an association between tanning bed use and an increased risk for three common skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, according to results presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. The popularity of indoor tanning is widespread, with roughly 10 percent of Americans using a tanning facility each year. However, use of tanning beds has been shown to be...

2011-10-24 12:15:30

An antiparasitic agent used to treat African sleeping sickness might someday be used to prevent nonmelanoma skin cancers. Researchers found that DFMO, or α-difluoromethylornithine, still appeared to protect against nonmelanoma skin cancers years after people stopped taking the drug, according to a poster presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. In this follow-up study, researchers evaluated...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Noted dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD, applauds the new CA Law banning teen indoor tanning and hopes that other states follow suit. Roslyn, NY, (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 On October 9, 2011 California Governor Edmund Brown signed a bill into law that will prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices for all Californians under the age of 18. According to Joshua Fox, MD and founder and director of New York and New Jersey-based Advanced Dermatology, âœinterestingly,...

2011-10-04 11:52:13

Patients who have high-risk non-melanoma skin carcinomas of the head and neck may benefit from concomitant radiotherapy and chemotherapy, according to a UNC-led study. Their study is the first to report on multiple patients with these skin carcinomas treated simultaneously with radio-and chemotherapy. Scientists with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reported their findings in the Sept. 26, 2011 online issue of the International Journal of Surgery. Non-melanoma skin...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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