Skin Cancer

How artificial tanning can lead to melanoma

Young women may be up on the latest fashions and trends as they prepare for prom season. But what many don't know is that the tan that looks oh-so-good with their dress may be the first step toward skin cancer.

May 01, 2015
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Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer ...

Apr 19, 2015
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Tan skin is damaged skin

(HealthDay)— The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says.

Apr 13, 2015
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A downward trend for new cases of pediatric melanoma

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence in adults over the past 40 years. Although pediatric melanoma is rare (5-6 children per million), most studies indicate that incidence has ...

Apr 09, 2015
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Using healthy skin to identify cancer's origins

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Memories influence choice of food

The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it - even if it is the more unattractive option. Psychologists at the University of Basel conducted a study on how memory influences ...