Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Melanoma’

May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


November 19th, 2014

Thin Melanomas Responsible for Many Melanoma Related Deaths

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According to a new study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, more people are dying from melanomas thinner than a dime than from thicker skin lesions, which have long been thought to be more dangerous. Researchers in Australia wanted to evaluate whether the people dying from melanoma were mostly those who had avoided early detection and […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Melanoma, News, Recurrent Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma


November 17th, 2014

MRA Applauds Congress for Getting the Sunscreen Innovation Act over the Goal Line

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(OMNI-CancerConnect) — The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) applauds the House for acting on the Senate-passed Sunscreen Innovation Act, clearing the way for the President’s signature. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY01) and John D. Dingell (D-MI12) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), the Sunscreen Innovation Act […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


April 18th, 2014

Viagra Associated with Increased Risk of Melanoma

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Men who take by Viagra (sildenafil) are 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma than men who do not, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Melanoma is a potentially fatal type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes, which are the cells that are responsible for skin color. The […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


March 20th, 2013

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Melanoma in Women

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Women who regularly take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma, according to the results of a study published in Cancer.[1] What’s more—the longer they take the aspirin, the lower the risk. Of the more than one million new diagnoses of skin cancer each year, roughly 68,000 involve melanoma. More than 8,000 people die […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


October 11th, 2012

Lymphoma Patients and Transplant Recipients at Higher Risk of Melanoma

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Individuals with lymphoma or those who have undergone organ transplants are far more likely than the average person to develop—and die from—melanoma, according to the results of a review published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Melanoma is a potentially fatal type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes, which are the cells that are responsible for […]

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Tags: Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Melanoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


June 25th, 2012

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022

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There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures[1] and an accompanying journal article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.[2] Although cancer incidence rates are decreasing, the number […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, Melanoma, News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer, Urology


June 4th, 2012

NSAIDs Might Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer

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The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen may reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal Cancer.[1] Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than one million new diagnoses each year. The most common types […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Skin Cancer


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


November 3rd, 2011

Additional Evidence That Tanning Beds Increase Skin Cancer Risk

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According to a study of more than 73,000 women, use of tanning beds increases the risk of three common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. These results were presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. Sun exposure has long been linked with skin […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, Health and Wellness, Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Skin Cancer


July 28th, 2011

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women

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Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may help researchers expand their understanding of basic mechanisms that cause cancer. Previous studies have indicated that […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, General Renal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Melanoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Ovarian Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer


July 26th, 2011

Sunscreen Use More Common Among Certain Latinos

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Among Latinos, length of residence in the United States and knowledge of the English language appear to influence sun-safety behaviors. In particular, longer-term residents who speak better English are more likely to wear sunscreen. These findings were recently reported in the Archives of Dermatology. Anyone is at risk for melanoma, even individuals with darker skin.  […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


July 21st, 2011

Physician-Based Skin Cancer Screening Detects Thinner Melanomas

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Compared with melanomas detected by patients themselves, melanomas detected through physician-based screening tend to be thinner and to have better prognostic features. These results were published in the Archives of Dermatology. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than one million new diagnoses each year. The most common […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


June 30th, 2011

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Melanoma Risk in High-Risk Women

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Among women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer (such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma), vitamin D and calcium supplements may reduce the risk of melanoma. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Of the more than one million new diagnoses of skin cancer each year, roughly 68,000 involve […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma