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  1. McCain Has Growth Removed From Face

    July 28, 2008 -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain downplayed the removal of a growth from his upper right cheek Monday, saying that his dermatologist is not worried, according to media reports. "This morning, as part of his commitment to monitor his dermatological health on a regular ba

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  2. More Young Women Get Skin Cancer

    July 10, 2008 -- A new data review suggests that melanoma is on the rise among young women, but not among young men. Researchers looked at data from women aged 15 to 39. The team, led by Mark Purdue of the National Institutes of Health, examined data from a network of cancer registries across the U.

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  3. Man's Melanoma Thwarted by Immune Fix

    June 19, 2008 -- Melanoma researchers may have saved a patient's life with an experimental immune system treatment that used the patient's own cells. That patient was a 52-year-old man with recurrent melanoma that had spread to a lung and to a groin lymph node. After getting the experimental treatme

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  4. 12 Ways to Protect Your Skin and Prevent Skin Cancer

    By Leslie Pepper How coffee protects you, and 11 other surprising ways to stop the most common cancer 1. All doctors are not created equal: When researchers from Emory University School of Medicine looked at the records of more than 2,000 melanoma patients, they found that those whose growths had be

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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 treatments, say researchers, including Tobias Schatton, PharmD, of the Transplantation Research Center of Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham & Wom

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  10. 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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