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Skin Cancer

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Top Skin Cancer Articles

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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?...
  • 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...
  • Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics

    Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics
    When it comes to sunscreen, applying more is more. And with rash guards and surf wear riding fashion's trend wave, the same could be said about the latest swimwear, which is stylish yet smartly covered up. Designed in protective fabrics constructed with...
  • Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness

    Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness
    Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point. Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
  • 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...
  • Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

    Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks...
  • 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...