Melanoma

Melanoma of the eye caused by two gene mutations

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a therapeutic target for treating the most common form of eye cancer in adults. They have also, in experiments with ...

May 29, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Preventable skin cancer up in Canada, study says

Melanoma cases are rising in Canada even though most other cancer rates are falling, a leading anti-cancer organization warned Wednesday, blaming tanning beds and slipping sunscreen use outdoors.

May 28, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Eye cancer and the relevance of genetic testing

Today is National Eye Patch Day, a fundraising initiative organised by the charity OcuMel UK to increase awareness of a rare eye cancer called 'uveal melanoma' (UM). This is the most common intraocular tumour ...

May 20, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Melanoma detection enhanced with blood biomarkers

The need for invasive skin biopsies could be reduced extensively with Edith Cowan University researchers working on ways to detect melanoma in early stages, using a blood test in conjunction with visual scans.

May 13, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Monitor for sunburn risk goes on sale

A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for preventing the risk of over exposure to the sun is now available for sale online.

May 08, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 1

Latest Spotlight News

Survival rates higher in obese heart failure patients

Patients who were obese before developing heart failure lived longer than normal weight patients with the same condition according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that e ...

Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?

Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients may fare better when these ...