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2010-11-20 00:00:52

Head-to-toe skin exams, at home and in your dermatologist's office, can save your life Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Skin cancer is a scary subject. "No one wants to think about developing a disfiguring, even deadly, disease, therefore so many Americans live in a state of denial," says Joshua Fox, M.D., a leading dermatologist and medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and New Jersey. "Most people know they are supposed to be checking their skin monthly for changes...

2010-11-16 21:54:20

Human papillomavirus may play a role in better outcomes Patients with head and neck cancer who have never smoked have much better survival rates after radiation therapy than patients with a history of smoking, new research from  UC Davis Cancer Center has found. The study by Allen M. Chen and colleagues in the UC Davis radiation oncology and otolaryngology departments is among the first of its kind to examine prognosis differences based on smoking history in patients with head and neck...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

Denial is top reason patients delay treatment SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If detected early, nonmelanoma skin cancers (primarily basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer) can be easily treated. But when left untreated, these skin cancers can grow and even spread, causing considerably more harm than if they were treated upon initial detection. Now, a new study finds that denial is the top reason why patients delay...

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2010-11-06 09:30:00

A new study suggests that people who consume large quantities of red meat may have a greater chance of developing certain cancers of the throat and stomach than people who limit their intake of steaks and hamburgers. Reuters health reported Friday that researchers found only a small number of the 500,000 older U.S. adults studied developed cancers of the esophagus or stomach.  However, the risks were relatively greater among those who ate a lot of red meat. Study participants in the...

2010-11-02 08:10:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Head and neck cancers are often disfiguring and sometimes deadly. In 2009, there were an estimated 35,720 new cases of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and approximately 7,600 deaths. Developing a molecular fingerprint for head and neck cancer tumors could help improve diagnosis and treatment for these cancers. This study takes a big step toward that goal by identifying five risk factors for late-stage head and neck cancer "“ two genes, tumor...

2010-10-26 11:13:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Taking back the years the fears and anxieties of having cancer may have brought are possible. Studies have shown higher survival rates for people with head and neck cancers that test positive for HPV when they are treated with systemic chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Systemic chemotherapy is treatment with anticancer drugs that travel through the bloodstream, reaching and affecting cells all over the body. While radiation therapy utilizes x-rays at very high doses to...

2010-10-25 23:48:19

Studies have shown higher survival rates for people with head and neck cancers that test positive for HPV when they are treated with systemic chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Now a new study suggests outcomes are also better when radiation therapy is combined with cetuximab, a targeted therapy. The data will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, October 31st through November 4th in San Diego. The study, conducted at Georgetown Lombardi...

2010-10-24 00:13:15

With summer over, those who were in the sun without sunscreen are concerned about their skin health. Skin cancer screenings and treatment are offered by Mohs surgeon Dr. Andrew Kaufman as well as other providers at The Center for Dermatology Care. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2010 Those who spent a lot of time outdoors this summer may be worrying about the health of their skin, according to the Thousand Oaks skin cancer specialists at The Center for Dermatology Care...

2010-10-22 17:05:50

In a study to be published online Oct. 21 in PLoS Genetics, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have implicated the lack of a protein important in hooking our skin cells together in the most common variety of skin cancer. Depletion of this protein, called Perp, could be an early indicator of skin cancer development, and could be useful for staging and establishing prognoses. These findings' significance may extend beyond skin cancer, as Perp is found in the linings of...

2010-10-19 13:58:41

A survey of patients undergoing skin cancer screening shows that women were more likely to seek screening because of a skin lesion, a family history of skin cancer, or concern about sun exposure, whereas men age 50 and older, a group at highest risk for melanoma, may only seek screenings after a previous skin cancer diagnosis, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In 2008, more than 62,000 Americans were diagnosed with the...