ESPN Sportscaster gets vocal about staying Safe in the Sun

ESPN Sportscaster gets vocal about staying Safe in the Sun

ESPN Sportscaster Holly Rowe is teaming with the Melanoma Research Foundation to spread awareness for skin cancer. She was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma called Desmoplastic Melanoma and is still currently fighting it off. Rowe is not being deterred by her...
Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...
Introduction of a Virus to assist in fighting Melanoma

Introduction of a Virus to assist in fighting Melanoma

Brendan D. Curti, M.D., from the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute of Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon presented findings from his study at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting that suggests the introduction of a virus to an antibody may be able to assist an...
New Techniques to Identify Melanoma from University of Missouri

New Techniques to Identify Melanoma from University of Missouri

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way to more easily and accurately identify non-uniform melanoma cells. The altered microscope they use can find cancerous spots, even those that do not have the strong discoloration we are used to associating with...
A Melanoma Risk Prediction Model and Populations at Increased Risk of Developing Melanoma

A Melanoma Risk Prediction Model and Populations at Increased Risk of Developing Melanoma

A multivariable risk prediction model was developed to investigate various indices for melanoma predisposition, including hair color, nevus density, family medical history, prior incidences of melanoma, and tanning bed use. The model yielded little variation between...
The Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Indoor Tanning

The Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Indoor Tanning

After the US Food and Drug Administration proposed prohibiting indoor tanning for minors, researchers from the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducted a study to determine the various health and economic benefits of such legislation.  Their research...

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