Melanoma Skin Cancer News
You May Be Increasing Your Skin Cancer Risk Without Knowing It
- What to Know About the Rare Cancer That Killed Jimmy Buffett
September 5, 2023 — The passing of popular singer and song writer Jimmy Buffett, who died Friday at age 76 from Merkel cell carcinoma, has thrust this form of skin cancer into the spotlight. But what exactly is it?
- Black Men at Increased Risk of Dying From Melanoma: Study
July 12, 2023 — Black men are 26% more likely to die of melanoma, compared to White men with the disease, a new study shows.
- Survey: Most Americans Behind in Getting Checked for Skin Cancer
June 13, 2023 — A new survey from the Prevent Cancer Foundation says most adults haven’t had their skin checked in at least a year, even though skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the easiest to prevent.
- Melanoma and Pregnancy: What to Know
May 1, 2023 — Research shows that 1 in 1,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. And melanoma is the most common cancer these patients will be diagnosed with. Here's what to know.
- ‘Personalized’ Cancer Vaccines Head to Phase III Trial
April 17, 2023 — Researchers this past weekend unveiled clinical trial results for a “major breakthrough” that would personalize cancer treatment. In an early trial, personalized cancer vaccines reduced the risk of recurrence or death among people with late-stage melanoma by 44%.
- Drug Combo Fights Melanoma That's Spread to Brain
August 23, 2018 — 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.