Skin Care

The Link Between Melanoma And TTDS

The Link Between Melanoma And TTDS

A study reveals that African-American patients with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer are likely to experience a longer delay from diagnosis to surgery than non-Hispanic white (NHW) patients.

 

Can Hyperhotspots Predict Skin Cancer Risk?

Can Hyperhotspots Predict Skin Cancer Risk?

Skin cancer experts with the American Academy of Dermatology say these tips can help you avoid sun damage and reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Recognize And Handle Skin Cancer And Its Types

How To Recognize And Handle Skin Cancer And Its Types

You should thus know the more common types of skin cancer and their signs.

Written By Meghan Belnap / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Skin Study: A Closer Look At Sun-Induced DNA Damage And Cell Repair

Skin Study: A Closer Look At Sun-Induced DNA Damage And Cell Repair

A breakthrough article provides a better understanding of the process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts   

Melanoma Studies: Can Low-Cost Tool Spot Melanoma Early?

Melanoma Studies: Can Low-Cost Tool Spot Melanoma Early?

Work is being done on a tool to help in its early detection. This compact laser probe can distinguish between harmless moles and cancerous ones in a matter of seconds.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Is There A New Approach For Treating Skin Cancer?

Is There A New Approach For Treating Skin Cancer?

Led by Alexander D. Boiko, UCI assistant professor of molecular biology & biochemistry at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center, the researchers discovered that blocking the cell surface protein, CD47 - known as a "don't eat me" signal - on melanoma cells, increased the degree by which these cells were phagocytosed or "eaten" by macrophages.
Stay Sun Safe This Summer

Stay Sun Safe This Summer

Environmental factors can damage the skin in multiple ways, from UVB rays causing sunburns and uneven pigmentation to UVA and infrared radiation penetrating more deeply into the skin to damage existing collagen and reduce collagen production, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Habitual UV exposure can cause blood vessels to become more prominent, causing skin redness while visible light and pollution can cause uneven skin tone, especially in darker skin types.
Skin Disease Awareness In The News

Skin Disease Awareness In The News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends those who take part in this activity be screened for skin cancer at regular intervals. Carolyn J. Heckman, Ph.D., a researcher in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored if indoor tanners are getting themselves checked and taking other preventative measures as well. The research was recently published in the online edition of JAMA Dermatology.
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