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Melanoma and Skin Cancer News

At Drummoyne Dermatology we will provide you with the latest news and research on Melanoma and Skin Cancer.

Below are recent authoritative articles on skin cancer and melanoma.

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years

October 4, 2019
Researchers looking at indoor tanning and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma find that the overall number of tanning sessions links to increased risk.
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Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years
How does sunburn affect dark skin?

How does sunburn affect dark skin?

September 18, 2019
Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones can get sunburn or skin cancer. Learn more here.
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How does sunburn affect dark skin?
New moles and what to look out for

New moles and what to look out for

August 30, 2019
Moles, or pigmented growths on the skin, are usually harmless. Most appear in childhood, but adults can develop moles, too, and some may turn into melanomas. Find out what to look for here.
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New moles and what to look out for
Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?

Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?

August 2, 2019
A new study suggests that people who have a higher vitamin A intake may have a lower risk of developing a common form of skin cancer.
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Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?
Fat cells may explain why melanoma becomes 'aggressive and violent'

Fat cells may explain why melanoma becomes 'aggressive and violent…

July 29, 2019
Scientists find that fat cells transfer gene-altering proteins to melanoma cells, making them more aggressive. They also show a way to block this process.
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Fat cells may explain why melanoma becomes 'aggressive and violent…
Facts about skin cancer in black people

Facts about skin cancer in black people

July 17, 2019
Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.
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Facts about skin cancer in black people
Too much iron may cause skin infections

Too much iron may cause skin infections

June 30, 2019
According to a large-scale new study, iron levels that are excessively high may cause bacterial skin infections, such as cellulitis and abscesses.
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Too much iron may cause skin infections
Researchers warn against homemade sunscreen

Researchers warn against homemade sunscreen

May 20, 2019
Many people may be tempted to craft their own sunscreens out of all-natural ingredients. However, such creams will likely fail to offer any protection.
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Researchers warn against homemade sunscreen
Cause of a lump on the back of the neck

Cause of a lump on the back of the neck

April 4, 2019
Potential causes of a lump on the neck include swollen lymph nodes, acne, and cysts. The type of treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about the various causes of a lump on the neck here.
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Cause of a lump on the back of the neck
Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

April 2, 2019
An international study has identified gut bacteria that activate the immune system to slow melanoma growth in mice and highlights a key signaling pathway.
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Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer
Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

March 16, 2019
A Ph.D. student has designed a cost-effective and easy-to-use device that can quickly detect cancerous skin cells. Catching cancer earlier can save lives.
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Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds
Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

March 14, 2019
Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer.
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Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma
New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

March 1, 2019
New research examines the genetic chain reaction that causes a particularly aggressive form of melanoma and finds a way to stop it.
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New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma
How skin cancer becomes invasive

How skin cancer becomes invasive

February 2, 2019
A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach.
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How skin cancer becomes invasive
Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

January 26, 2019
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.
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Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma
Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

January 24, 2019
A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be?
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Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country
Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

December 4, 2018
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.
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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer
Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread

Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread

November 21, 2018
Recent research suggests that stopping the proteins LRP1 and tPA from interacting could form the basis of a treatment to halt metastasis in melanoma.
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Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread
What to know about nodular melanoma

What to know about nodular melanoma

November 6, 2018
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.
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What to know about nodular melanoma
Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

November 5, 2018
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.
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Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread
What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

October 29, 2018
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk facto…
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What are the symptoms of skin cancer?
Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

October 8, 2018
Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.
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Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma
How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

October 2, 2018
Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here.
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How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer
Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

October 1, 2018
A new phase I clinical trial looks at whether a modified bacterial strain is safe and effective in attacking stubborn, treatment-resistant cancer tumors.
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Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors
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