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Skin Cancer

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Top Skin Cancer Articles

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  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
  • 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...
  • Speak Out

    Baby on board On the way home today, a daycare van full of children ran a red light and cut me off. I called the daycare to report the driver. The response I got was okay, thanks. She didn't seem to care at all. I am sure the parents of those children...
  • 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?...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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_...
  • Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

    Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon
    U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation. If approved by the...
  • Free screening for skin cancer offered

    Free screening for skin cancer offered
    Ever have one of those little places on your arm that could be a mole or a freckle or a bump? And has it changed color or size in the past year? Central Florida Health Alliance has partnered with the Moffitt Cancer Center and local dermatologists to...
  • Drug may help dogs with cancer

    Drug may help dogs with cancer
    Dogs suffering with potentially fatal skin cancer may qualify to receive expensive treatments for free through a route not often available in South Florida: a veterinary clinical drug trial. The Animal Cancer Care Clinic, which has a hospital and two...