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Skin cancers include melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell. Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes – the cells that produce the skin coloring or pigment known as melanin. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are called non-melanomas. Most

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Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma.

Common skin bacteria may prevent skin cancer

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that a 'friendly' bacterium, commonly found on healthy human skin and called Staphylococcus epidermidis, may protect against skin cancer.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma.

How to prevent and improve crepey skin

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A look at crepey skin, a common complaint where the skin looks thin and wrinkled. Included is detail on prevention and the role of nutrition.

What does it mean if I have a mole that itches?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PDT

A look at itchy moles, a common complaint that can have a variety of causes. Included is detail on how to tell if a doctor should examine a mole.

Is it seborrheic keratosis or skin cancer?

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous condition that can look a lot like melanoma. In this article, learn about the difference and when to see a doctor.

Amelanotic melanoma: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Amelanotic melanoma is a type of skin cancer that causes a growth or mole without any melanin. The growth may be pink or red. Learn more.

Morphea: Causes, types, and outlook

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Morphea is a rare skin condition that results in areas of skin becoming hardened or discolored. Learn more about the causes and prognosis.

Can a mole disappear?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

When a new mole appears or a previously stable mole begins changing, it could be a sign of cancer. What about when a mole disappears?

Which Fitzpatrick skin type are you?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Fitzpatrick skin typing is a way of classifying different types of skin. What does a person's Fitzpatrick skin type tell us about their skin?

Existing drug may improve melanoma survival

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

New research shows that an existing, widely prescribed drug may serve to boost the efficacy of immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced melanoma.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.

Could targeting this gene stop melanoma from spreading?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research identifies a gene that helps melanoma to spread in both an animal model and human cells. Blocking its activity may stop metastasis.

What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PDT

We look at acral lentiginous melanoma, a type of skin cancer that affects the hands and feet. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Black toenails can be unsightly and painful. In this article, we look at the causes of black toenails, treatment options and prevention.

How long does a sunburn take to heal?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how long each symptom of sunburn takes to heal, along with advice on management, treatment, and prevention.

Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring.

What you need to know about sunburn blisters

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If someone is badly sunburned, they may develop sunburn blisters. Learn more about them, their treatment options, and sun protection advice, here.

Is chocolate good for our skin?

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Too much sunlight causes skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. Find out if chocolate can protect our skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential.