- Prostate Cancer Causes
- Living With Blood Cancer
- Breast Cancer Myths & Facts
- Breast Cancer, In Pictures
- Cancer Reference
- Cancer A-Z Guide
- Colon Cancer: What To Know
- Lung Cancer: Visual Guide
- Multiple Myeloma
- Facts About Common Cancers
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Find an Oncologist
Study: Skin Creams May Be OK During Radiation
Contrary to the usual advice, a new study has found that, unless applied very heavily, skin creams did not raise the radiation dose to the skin during cancer treatment.
Nobel Prize Goes to Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneers
Two cancer researchers -- James P. Allison, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University in Japa-- received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system can be harnessed to attack tumor cells, a finding that led to the development of immunotherapy drugs.
Drug Combo Fights Melanoma That's Spread to Brain
Experts said the findings represent another step forward against advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Once melanoma spreads to distant sites in the body, the prognosis has traditionally been grim. When it infiltrates the brain, the typical life expectancy has hovered around four to five months.
HPV Shots Rid 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer
On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. Nobody thinks it should be standard treatment, but it will spur more testing.
Immune Therapy May Help Melanoma in the Brain
A therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells has been found to help people with melanoma that has spread to the brain.
'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun Sun
The new study included just over 200 college students. The researchers enlisted a computer program called "APRIL Age Progression Software," which was developed over the course of a five-year facial analysis involving 7,000 people representing various races, ages and lifestyles.
AI Better Than Docs at Catching Skin Cancers
The new study pitted a well-honed computer algorithm against 58 dermatologists, to see whether machine or humans were better at differentiating melanomas from moles.
Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018
SPF, or sun protection factor, is a measure of how long sunscreen protects you from radiation from the sun that can damage your skin. Dermatologists may recommend natural sunscreens for children and others with sensitive skin.
Drug Keytruda May Help Block Melanoma's Return
The drug also gained attention after former President Jimmy Carter announced in 2015 that Keytruda had beaten back his brain cancer.
Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines Issued
This recommendation, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, updates a 2012 recommendation that advised doctors not begin this education until children reached the age of 10.
Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma an Advantage
Among men who received treatment for the potentially deadly cancer, obese patients lived an average of 47 percent longer than those with a healthy body weight, researchers found.
Melanoma Rates Up for Boomers, Down Among Young
Unfortunately, baby boomers who baked themselves in baby oil during their youth are now paying the price as they age, with more than 70 percent of melanoma cases now being diagnosed in those over 55.
Medicinal Cream May Help Stop Skin Cancer's Return
The study tracked outcomes for just over 930 U.S. veterans who averaged 70 years of age.
Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness
Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21.
Waiting Even a Day to Remove Melanoma Can Be Deadly
No matter what stage their cancer was, those who waited more than 90 days for surgical treatment were more likely to die.
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters
Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says
Study: Go Wider When Having Suspect Moles Removed
Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says
Immune-Focused Drug New Weapon Against Melanoma
In head-to-head trial, Opdivo outperformed a similar drug, and with fewer side effects
Moles Not Most Likely Spot for Melanomas
More than two-thirds of deadly skin cancers occur as new lesions, analysis finds
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests
Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma is far more common and also dangerous if untreated, dermatologist says
Is Full Lymph Node Removal Needed for Melanoma?
Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds
Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link
Data shows no connection between impotence drug and deadly skin cancer, after all
Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2017
Consumer Reports ranks the top sunscreens for 2017.
More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds
Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds