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Skin Cancer

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  • My Friend Has Cancer

    My Friend Has Cancer
    It was right after Christmas, 1988. We were in 6th grade.  Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis.  "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel...
  • Don't Fry Day

    Don't Fry Day
    I'm not going to lie, I love the sun. Everyday the weather permits, my daughters and I are outside playing.  BUT, we are a fair-skinned bunch, so before we head out, I slather them in sunscreen.  They moan and groan about it, but too bad, "no sunscreen,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Cancer survivor raises awareness of melanoma

    Burb's Eye View: Cancer survivor raises awareness of melanoma
    When the doctors told her about her cancer, Lesley Smith was sure they didn’t do the test right. A medical error was a more likely explanation than melanoma. That or basal cell carcinoma — a common form of skin cancer that her mother had...
  • Bristol-Myers earnings jump 27 percent, but stock falls

    Higher sales of key new medicines and cost cuts helped lift drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s first-quarter profit by nearly 27 percent. The maker of melanoma drug Yervoy and schizophrenia and bipolar disorder treatment Abilify trounced Wall Street'...
  • Proposal: Free sunscreen dispensers in Boston public parks

    A Boston city councilor is hoping to bring a hint of the beach to the city's public areas. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1EyEszQ ) Matt O'Malley filed a proposal for this Wednesday's council meeting to install free sunscreen dispensers at all...
  • Young people unaware of skin cancer danger

    Young people unaware of skin cancer danger
    May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and as residents of South Florida most of us know the importance of sunscreen and its repeated application, along with the proper SPF. But I find that younger people just do not seem to understand it. And, unfortunately,...
  • Rock Out Melanoma II raises $100,000

    Rock Out Melanoma II raises $100,000
    Rock Out Melanoma II Benefiting: Skin of Steel, raising funds to fight melanoma and develop a national melanoma tissue bank Location: Fields Volvo, Northfield Attended: 350 Raised: $100,000 Date: March 7 Website: skinofsteel.org
  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer,...
  • Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma

    Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination's considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns about how much...
  • Medicamento Keytruda es efectivo en 3 tipos de cáncer

    Uno de los nuevos fármacos de inmunoterapia contra el cáncer, Keytruda, de Merck & Co., beneficia enormemente a pacientes con melanoma, cáncer pulmonar y mesotelioma, según tres estudios presentados el domingo en la conferencia de la Asociación...
  • Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

    One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in...