Oncology & Cancer

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learning the 'ABCDEs' of melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in cells that produce your skin's pigment. Regular skin checks can help you identify the warning signs and differentiate melanoma from noncancerous skin formations, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stopping moles from turning into the deadliest type of skin cancer

In a small patch of skin no bigger than an inch, there are millions of cells all performing duties, like protecting us from bacteria and sensing temperature. A portion of them are melanocytes, a type of cell dedicated to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Applying astronomy ideas to mole identification

Scientists are applying astronomical techniques to identify moles that may develop into the skin cancer melanoma. Astronomers regularly take images of the sky, producing software to map set targets over time. This technology ...

Medical research

Scientists discover the secret to the longevity of naked mole-rats

Naked mole-rats (NMRs)—the longest living rodents—show remarkable resistance to aging and cancer. NMRs have long fascinated those involved in aging research and cancer research. Now, for the first time, researchers from ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers uncover insights into how moles change into melanoma

Moles and melanomas are both skin tumors that come from the same cell called melanocytes. The difference is that moles are usually harmless, while melanomas are cancerous and often deadly without treatment. In a study published ...

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