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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 treatments, say researchers, including Tobias Schatton, PharmD, of the Transplantation Research Center of Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham & Wom

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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