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  1. Doctors: McCain Appears Free of Cancer

    May 23, 2008 -- Sen. John McCain appears healthy as he prepares to mount his general election run as the likely Republican presidential nominee, three physicians who treat McCain told reporters Friday. The doctors said McCain currently has no recurrence of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin

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  2. Melanoma’s Site May Determine Survival

    April 18, 2008 -- Where melanoma develops on the body may help determine a patient's survival. According to a new study published in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology, patients with melanoma on the scalp and neck die sooner than those whose melanomas appear on other areas. Melanoma is the d

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  3. ALS Drug Slows Melanoma Growth

    April 15, 2008 (San Diego) -- A drug used to treat Lou Gehrig's disease appears to curb the growth of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, a small study shows. New Jersey researchers studied riluzole, which is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's di

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  4. Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Launches Melanoma T-Shirt Campaign

    Victoria Beckham did it. So did Heidi Klum, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes, and Rufus Wainwright. To help raise money for skin cancer, these A-listers let themselves be photographed, naked, for fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ “Protect the Skin You’re In” melanoma naked T-shirt campaign. The celeb photos a

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  5. Melanoma: Cell Ringleaders Found

    Jan. 16, 2008 -- Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, may get nipped in the bud by targeting certain cells. Those findings could lead to new melanoma treatment s, say researchers, including Tobias Schatton, PharmD, of the Transplantation Research Center of Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham & Wo

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  6. Coffee vs. Skin Cancer?

    Nov. 2, 2007 -- America's most common cancer may be rarer among postmenopausal women who drink coffee. The researchers who report that news are talking about nonmelanoma skin cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be more than a million new cases and fewer than 2,000 deaths

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  7. Caffeine, Exercise May Cut Skin Cancer

    July 30, 2007 -- A cup of coffee after your morning jog may help your skin fight the damaging effects of the sun and prevent skin cancer. A new study with mice shows the combination of caffeine and regular exercise appears to help kill some of the precancerous cells damaged by the sun's ultraviolet-

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  8. Men's Skin More Sun-Sensitive

    April 2, 2007 -- Skin cancer due to sun exposure appears faster -- and is more severe -- in males than in females, mouse studies show. It's well known that men are more likely to get skin cancer than women are. Men get twice the overall number of skin cancers and three times more squamous cell carci

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  9. Skin Cancer Danger: Not Just in Summer

    I said goodbye to summer when I packed away my bikini for cold weather hibernation, only to fish it out weeks later for a trip to Australia, where the seasons are opposite what they are in the U.S. The fall and winter months here are seasons of spring and summer there. Down under, I discovered a goo

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  10. Skin Cancer Linked to Frequent Driving

    Feb. 2, 2007 -- You might want to slather on the sunscreen before getting behind the wheel. Early research results suggest driving a lot can raise your chances of skin cancer. Early findings from the St. Louis University study were presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of

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