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Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

More than 40 melanoma-specific genes determine disease aggressiveness

Researchers have discovered more than 40 genes that predict the level of aggressiveness of melanoma and that distinguish it from other cancers with a poor prognosis.

New analysis method finds possible therapeutic targets for drug resistant melanoma

Researchers have developed a new way to identify possible therapeutic targets for patients with drug resistant melanoma.

New approach identifies cancer mutations as targets of effective melanoma immunotherapy

A new approach demonstrated that the recognition of unique cancer mutations appeared to be responsible for complete cancer regressions in two metastatic melanoma patients treated with a type of immunotherapy.

DIY sunscreen: Dermatologists warn against trend for homemade SPF

DIY sunscreen: Dermatologists warn against trend for homemade SPF

Many bloggers who post recipes for do-it-yourself sunscreen claim that commercial products contain harsh chemicals that could be as bad, or worse, than using nothing. However, dermatologists are warning people that DIY recipes cannot guarantee broadband protection or ensure that the SPF is high enough.

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