Oncology & Cancer

Factors identified for self-exam compliance among melanoma patients

Certain factors may predict compliance with skin self-examination (SSE) among melanoma patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, held May 18 to 21 in Portland, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Video: Men need to take melanoma seriously

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce the pigment in your skin that gives it color. It most often occurs on skin that is exposed to the sun, but can develop in your eyes and, ...

Medical research

Peptide delays melanoma growth in animal trials

An article published in Scientific Reports describes a study demonstrating the effectiveness of a peptide developed by Brazilian scientists, called Rb4, in combating cancer progression in an animal model, especially malignant ...

Oncology & Cancer

UK indoor tanning ban would reduce melanoma deaths

A ban of commercially available indoor tanning would substantially reduce deaths from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, a study led by University of Manchester researchers has concluded. The study findings are ...

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer in people of color

Dark skin does provide some protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays, but it's a myth that people with dark skin tones are immune to the harmful effects of UV radiation.

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