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Skin Cancer

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  • 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,...
  • Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey

    Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey
    The public has some misconceptions about what dermatologists actually do, according to a recent U.S. survey.  "Overall, 46 percent of the participants thought that we spend the majority of our time managing skin cancer and 27 percent thought that we...
  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets...
  • Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study

    Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study
    In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished. The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
  • Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is showing its first sign of recovery after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N. study said on Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news on the environment. Experts said it...
  • Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer

    Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer
    There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan. “Most people, I think it’s fair to...
  • Healing waters? It's what the beach life does for us

     Healing waters? It's what the beach life does for us
    Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face. There's nothing quite like spending time at South Florida's beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological?...
  • FDA approves new drug for melanoma, part of UVA clinical trial

    FDA approves new drug for melanoma, part of UVA clinical trial
    The FDA approved the first in a new class of drugs for better melanoma care, and with applications to other cancers. Read the story here in Modern Healthcare: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140905/INFO/309059978&utm_source=AltURL&utm_...
  • Bristol-Myers sues Merck over U.S. immunotherapy patent

    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co Inc for allegedly infringing its immunotherapy patent. The company is seeking unspecified damages. Immunotherapy is a mechanism that uses the body's own immune system to...
  • Bristol-Myers demanda a Merck por patente de inmunoterapia en EEUU

    (Reuters) - La farmacéutica Bristol-Myers Squibb Co presentó una demanda el jueves contra Merck & Co Inc por la supuesta violación de su patente de inmunoterapia. La compañía está buscando una compensación por daños no especificada. La inmunoterapia es...
  • Melanoma drug described as breakthrough gets FDA nod

    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its speedy approval to a treatment for melanoma that was found to shrink tumors by more than 30% in more than a third of patients with advanced cases of the deadly skin cancer. The FDA designated the...