| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:44 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of Merck & Co Inc's immuno-oncology drug Keytruda, also known as pembrolizumab, as a treatment for patients with advanced melanoma who are no longer responding to other therapies.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard.
As good as it might feel to soak up the sun, doctors warn that people need to take more seriously their use of sunscreen to avoid premature aging or...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Dr. Lisa R. Ginn and Dr. Robert Weiss, both board-certified dermatologists, offer some advice for skin care:
Sun protection. Using both sunscreen and protective clothing such as hats is key. "Sunscreens don't have to be expensive," says Ginn, but the...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tanning beds have long been a source of controversy with several studies showing that the practice can come with a costly price — skin cancer. But do you have to worry about an increased risk of melanoma at the nail salon too?
The question has...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The FDA wants to deter teenagers from using tanning beds, and officials are hoping a new warning sticker will help.
Citing evidence that tanning in young adulthood is related to an increase risk of skin cancer later in life, the Food and Drug...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.
As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Kenny Rogers had a small scuffle with skin cancer, according to a picture he posted Wednesday on Instagram.
"...but you should see the other guy!," the legendary country singer said in his caption. "Had a bit of skin cancer removed today -- I recommend...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:08 PM
After three decades of pitching his screenplays, Allan Folsom had a handful of credits: two episodes of the 1980s series "Hart to Hart," a nature documentary and a syndicated TV movie.
Then came the kind of blockbuster break that struggling writers...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A new app created by a professor at the University of Houston is capable of screening patients for skin cancer within seconds, with an 85% accuracy rate.
DermoScreen, as the app is called, is still undergoing testing, but if it is eventually approved...