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    1. Odor Test Sniffs Out Skin Cancer

      Aug. 20, 2008 -- Dogs can sniff out a person with skin cancer -- and so might an "electronic nose," Monell Chemical Senses researchers say. Skin cancer has a distinct "odor profile," report Michelle Gallagher, PhD, George Preti, PhD, and colleagues. The skin gives off organic chemicals, many of whic

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    2. Moisturizers Up Skin Cancer in Mice

      Aug. 14, 2008 -- Four commonly used moisturizers promoted skin cancers in mouse studies. Mice are not men. But the unexpected finding suggests that these -- and perhaps other products -- may not be as safe as they're thought to be. The moisturizers tested in the study were Dermabase, Dermovan (a who

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    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 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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    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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