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Skin Cancer

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  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Roche, GSK melanoma pill combinations look similar in showdown

    MADRID (Reuters) - Rival two-pill combinations for melanoma from Roche and GlaxoSmithKline had similarly good results in separate clinical trials, leaving doctors with little to choose between the two skin cancer courses. The latest findings will fuel...
  • Bristol immune drug shows strong effect in melanoma study

    MADRID (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo produced markedly improved response rates with fewer toxic side effects compared to chemotherapy in a major melanoma study, underscoring its potential as a new treatment option. The data...
  • Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life

    Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life
    With the warm weather and long days of summer finally here, people are spending more time outdoors. While many people are aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, reducing children’s exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV)...
  • Bristol immunotherapy gets six month U.S. FDA review for melanoma

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a six-month, priority review to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's application for immuno-oncology drug Opdivo as a treatment for previously treated melanoma, the company said on Friday. The FDA...
  • 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...
  • FAU gets $600,000 to create Big Data lab

    FAU gets $600,000 to create Big Data lab
    Florida Atlantic University is looking to step into the big leagues of Big Data. The National Science Foundation awarded FAU $600,000 to create a Big Data Training and Research Lab on its Boca Raton campus. The new lab will allow FAU to do work it needs...
  • 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...
  • 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...