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  1. Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials. The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially pr

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  2. Skin Cancer: Young Adults Get It, Too

    April. 14, 2015 -- As a teen, Danielle Russo of Boston loved the tanned look, so she turned to indoor tanning beds to give her what she thought was a ''healthy glow.'' For several years, she went every day to tan, usually for 10 minutes. She cut back in her twenties but still went a couple times eac

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  3. Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Lisa Campbell, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Cent

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  4. Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hisp

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  5. FDA Questions Safety of 2 Sunscreen Ingredients

    March 2, 2015 -- The FDA is proposing to prevent two sunscreen ingredients from entering the U.S. market unless the companies using them in certain products can prove they're safe and effective. The agency published its proposal in the Federal Register. The ingredients, ecamsule and enzacamene, were

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  6. Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melano

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  7. Common Pain Meds May Help Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say. Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous c

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  8. Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life. However

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  9. Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds. Patients given the two drugs had a median survival

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  10. FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Advocates for melanoma research are applauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on Thursday of a new drug to treat advanced melanoma. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for treatment of patients with advanced melanoma that no longer respo

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