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  1. Salmonella for Skin Cancer?

    Jan. 12, 2001 -- Eating undercooked chicken contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can make a body mighty sick. But Salmonella also have been shown to be cancer fighters, and according to new research, when a genetically modified form of the bacteria is delivered along with radiation into mice bearin

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  2. Do People Have a Right to Take Part in Medical Studies?

    Sept. 27, 2000 -- For the parents of a dying child, for the terminally ill adult, medicine eventually shows its limitations. Our options in these situations are few. But when clinical studies or alternative therapies show us glimmers of hope, many of us feel we have to try. When people are denied ac

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  3. Melanoma on the Rise in the U.S.

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- He wasn't on the popular TV show of the same name, but U.S. Sen. John McCain could certainly be classified as a survivor. McCain had more than five hours of surgery last month to remove melanomas, a form of skin cancer, from his temple and upper arm. After studying the tissues aroun

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  4. McCain Recovers From Skin Cancer Surgery

    Aug. 20, 2000 -- If Sen. John McCain could have his way, he'd blaze through his recovery from skin cancer surgery and return to campaigning for the Republican Party as soon as possible. But he is expected to remain at the Scottsdale, Ariz., branch of the Mayo Clinic Hospital though Monday or Tuesday

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  5. McCain's Skin Cancer Gets Americans to Ask About Their Own Skin

    Aug. 17, 2000 -- By midafternoon Thursday, Paul Bujanauskas, MD, had seen 45 patients in his Philadelphia dermatology practice. Three patients, he says, have heard about Sen. John McCain's recent bout with malignant melanoma and asked him to check their moles as well. "Already, I have seen an increa

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  6. John McCain Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

    Aug. 16, 2000 -- Arizona Sen. John McCain, the former Vietnam POW who gave GOP nominee George W. Bush a stiff challenge, has been diagnosed with a recurrence of skin cancer, Republican officials said Wednesday. According to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the cancer is melanoma, t

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  7. Experts Seek a Melanoma Miracle

    Aug. 8, 2000 (Nashville) -- Members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) gathered here last week to learn about the vast array of research being conducted around the world on the detection, prevention, and treatment of melanoma. But the sobering news, according to Darrell S. Rigel, MD, past

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  8. Signs of Skin Cancer Are Too Often Ignored

    July 18, 2000 -- Although we live in our skin 24 hours a day, experts say most of us don't pay as much attention to it as we should, particularly in noticing slight changes that could signal melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. "It seems intuitive that people would examine their skin, but the

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  9. FDA Prepares to Limit Use of Sunlamps

    June 21, 2000 (Washington) -- After reports of a melanoma "epidemic" and some tanning salon owners' failure to follow established guidelines, FDA officials said Wednesday they will pursue implementation of a rule that could provide more consumer protections from the dangers posed by sunlamps. The st

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  10. People at Risk for Skin Cancer Are Good at Spotting Mole Changes

    May 17, 2000 -- Three-quarters of people at high-risk for a fatal form of skin cancer were able to detect increases in the size of moles on their back by doing skin self-examinations, Canadian researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. One of the first

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