Tag Archives: skin cancer

Researchers Now Claim That Not Just A Sunburn, But Tanning Itself Causes Skin Cancer

Marco Torres preventdisease.com We’ve been on the planet for at least hundreds of thousands of years, working and playing all while taking in the sun’s rays. However, according to new research, not only are sunburns contributing to cancer, but tanning … Continue reading

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Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy. The team, led by Thomas S. Kupper, MD, chair of the BWH Department of Dermatology, and … Continue reading

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What happens when we sunburn

Scott Lafee EurekAlert Researchers describe inflammatory mechanism for first time The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researchers at the … Continue reading

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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

Alexandra Sifferlin Time Health Mayo Clinic researchers report skyrocketing rates of skin cancer among young adults, probably because of their persistent use of tanning beds As a young adult with porcelain skin — I prefer that term to pale — … Continue reading

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More evidence links tanning beds to skin cancer: study

Reuters Women who use tanning salons have a somewhat increased risk of skin cancer, according to a study that adds to evidence that baking in a tan bed can be as bad as baking under the sun. The study, by … Continue reading

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Most Common Type of Skin Cancer

Source: PR Newswire Today, Erivedge (vismodegib) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adult patients with basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. The drug is intended for use in patients with locally … Continue reading

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Cancer – Personal Prevention Plan

 “An individual doesn’t get cancer, a family does.”- Terry Tempest Williams Cancer prevention is an interesting and challenging area that encompasses numerous issues on a personal and a political level. Both levels are vitally important for the success of any … Continue reading

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Cancer patients die waiting for hospital letters

Source: Telegraph CANCER patients have been kept waiting so long to receive follow-up letters from their specialists that some have died before the advice arrived at their GPs. A backlog of correspondence needing to be typed up at Westmead Hospital … Continue reading

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