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  1. More Sun Equals More Skin Cancer -- Even for Blacks

    April 14, 2000 (Minneapolis) -- Just because you're black, doesn't mean you don't need sunscreen. Skin cancer rates for blacks go up as their exposure to sunlight goes up, just as they do in whites, according to a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "The study is a wak

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  2. A New Approach to Treating Melanoma

    April 4, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Ever since researchers discovered that they could manufacture an artificial type of DNA that can mirror the body's own basic cell structure, they have been trying unsuccessfully to use the technology to target cancer. Now, however, a team of Austrian researchers pres

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  3. Experimental Vaccine for Melanoma Shows Promise

    March 13, 2000 (San Francisco) -- You've heard about vaccines for polio, smallpox, and hepatitis. Now scientists are working to design a vaccine that could prevent the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. In the past five years, vaccines have emerged as a novel and exciting -- but still experime

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  4. New Test Helps Unmask Melanoma

    March 9, 2000 (Atlanta) -- A new test to help identify melanoma -- the deadliest and most common form of skin cancer -- will someday be available to labs across the country, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology. The test detects abnormali

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  5. Patients Find Most Melanomas -- But Doctors Find Them Earlier

    By Jim MorelliWebMD Medical News November 16, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Patients may do a good job of finding melanomas on their own, but a recent study finds that doctors more often detect the dangerous skin tumors at an earlier stage, when treatment may be most effective. As reported in the Journal of the

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