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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Marathoners Risk More Skin Cancers

      Nov. 20, 2006 -- Marathon runners can be proud of their stamina, but all that time outdoors boosts their risk of skin cancer, including the potentially deadly malignant melanoma, according to a study in the Archives of Dermatology. "We are the first to report this," researcher Christina M. Ambros-Ru

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    8. Melanoma Surgery Gets Broader Scope

      Sept. 27, 2006 -- Melanoma surgery may get more aggressive to help plan treatment and ultimately improve survival. A study and editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine support checking the "sentinel" lymph node near melanoma for signs of cancer cancer . Melanoma is the most serious type of s

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    9. 3 Treatments Slow Skin Cancer

      Aug. 21, 2006 -- Acid skin peel, laser resurfacing, and a chemotherapy cream all remove precancerous skin growths and slow cancer cancer -- but patients prefer the peel. Precancerous growths, small areas of discrete roughness to the skin, come from too much sun, note VA researcher Basil M. Hantash,

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    10. Sun Kills 60,000 a Year

      July 27, 2006 -- Every year nearly 60,000 people worldwide die from skin cancers caused by too much sun, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). The first-ever estimate of the global health burden caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation shows about 48,000 deaths eac

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