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    1. Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Melanoma

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that harnesses the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer has helped some patients with advanced melanoma keep their disease in check for several years, a new study indicates. Researchers t

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    2. Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WENESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into

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    3. Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates. The test could significantly imp

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    4. Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

      By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Mekinist for use with another drug, Tafinlar, to treat advanced melanoma that is spreading or cannot be removed by surgery. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin

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    5. Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with melanoma aren't cautious about sun exposure, a small new study suggests, even though ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a major cause of skin cancer. Researchers looked at 20 patients with malignant me

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    6. Getting to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that natural redheads are at higher odds for deadly melanoma skin cancer, and new research in mice may help explain why. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say the genetic mutation responsible for red hair a

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    7. Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Pictures can make a strong impression: People who see images of skin cancer are more likely to do skin examinations, according to a new study. An evidence review concluded that people who saw pictures of skin cancer were motivate

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    8. Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans head to the tattoo parlor to get "inked" each year, but a new study suggests that getting a tattoo over a mole or birthmark may not be healthy. That's because having a tattoo over a mole especially can m

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    9. Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Six of seven advanced melanoma patients had a positive response to an experimental vaccine, a finding that shows promise for personalized skin cancer treatment, researchers report. The vaccine also slowed tumor progression i

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    10. Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- White male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 26,000 white patients, aged 15 to 39, in the United

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