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  • UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    Last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab, which was found to be affective against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Sadly, not all melanoma patients benefit from the treatment and UCLA Jonsson...
  • New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) describes a new treatment that combines the drug Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) with an experimental drug cobimetinib for metastatic melanoma, a deadly form of skin...
  • Keytruda found to be key in treating advanced melanoma
    Keytruda found to be key in treating advanced melanoma
    Accelerated approval of the drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been granted by the FDA for the treatment of patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs. The National Cancer Institute now estimates...
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    On Merck: FDA and the Bible have something in common
    According to a September 4 article in the Star Tribune; the Food and Drug Administration has given “accelerated” approval to Merck. This approval allows Merck to market and sell Keytruda, a drug that can be used to treat melanoma....
  • FDA approves promising melanoma drug Keytruda
    FDA approves promising melanoma drug Keytruda
    Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer because it has the ability to metastasize (spread) to many sites, including the brain, lungs, and liver. On September 4, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the...
  • US teens shunning sunscreen reports new study
    US teens shunning sunscreen reports new study
    According to a new study, less US teens are using sunscreen while the rates of skin cancer including, deadly melanoma, are increasing. In addition, the use of tanning salons is increasing. The findings are of particular importance to residents of...
  • Savannah Stidham visits the beach
    Skin cancer is a major public health problem in North America
    Skin cancer is a major public health problem in North America according to the U.S. surgeon general. Each year, close to 5 million people receive treatment for skin cancer. Even though sunbathing and outdoor activities in the sun can contribute to...
  • indoor tanning
    Skin cancer rates skyrocket; indoor tanning blamed for 400,000 cases annually
    Nearly five million Americans are treated for skin cancer each year. Melanoma, the deadliest form, kills 9,000 annually, according to a report released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Indoor tanning devices are...
  • Tanning
    Surgeon General advises 'save your skin, stop tanning'
    The surgeon general has a clear message to you: Stop tanning. On Tuesday, a report was released that says deadly melanoma cases have increased 200 percent since 1973.Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak said that state officials as well as local ones need...
  • Melanoma: The ugly facts
    Melanoma: 5 rules for lifesaving early detection
    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than two million people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer each year, often with more than one type of skin cancer. The most deadly of these is melanoma, often...
  • Sunscreen
    Your guide to sun safety
    There was once a time, many centuries ago, when pale skin was a sign of wealth and beauty. People believed that only the poorest citizens had to slave away outdoors, tanning under the harsh sun. Eventually, times changed, and for some, darker skin...
  • Save your skin this summer with emerginC spf 30+ and sage advice from the CDC
    Save your skin this summer with emerginC spf 30+ and sage advice from the CDC
    emerginC broad spectrum spf 30 feels like a second skin as it glides on your face. You complexion glows and you could almost go out makeup free. The skin protecting sunscreen is light weight, non-greasy and blocks the most harmful UVA and UVB rays...
  • Multiple moles tied to breast cancer risk
    Multiple moles tied to breast cancer risk
    The number of moles located on a woman’s left arm may the simplest way to predict whether a she will get breast cancer has been demonstrated in two new studies. The first was lead by researcher Marina Kvaskoff, PhD, a fellow at Brigham &...
  • Viagra and melanoma link possibly found with cancer
    Viagra melanoma: Little blue pill may increase cancer risk, 26K men in study
    A potential Viagra melanoma link in connection with cancer has been discovered recently via a new study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The research survey, which involved roughly 26,000 men here in the U.S., has shown that the...
  • New drug stimulates immune system to fight deadly cancers
    New drug stimulates immune system to fight deadly cancers
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have reported promising results from treatment of two types of deadly cancers with a new drug known as MK-3475. It was found promising for the treatment of two types of cancer...