Items Tagged ‘Skin Cancer’

May 18, 2018

May Is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

By

Sun Valley, ID —OMNI Health  (OMNI) announces the launch of skin cancer programs for national skin cancer detection and prevention month. As the month of May brings skin cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Skin Cancer


April 5, 2018

Tafinlar® + Mekinist® Demonstrates Long Term Survival Benefit for BRAF Mutation-Positive Metastatic Melanoma

By

CancerConnect News: Metastatic melanoma patients with the BRAF V600 mutation treated with the combination of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) + Mekinist® (trametinib) can experience long term cancer free survival according to results presented at the 53rdAnnual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.1 About Melanoma  Metastatic melanoma refers to skin cancer that has spread from […]

View full entry

Tags: BRAF 600, Mekinist rametinib, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma treatment, News, Precision Cancer Medicine, Skin Cancer, Tafinlar (dabrafenib)


February 2, 2018

PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab Appears Promising for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

By

Cemiplimab an investigational human antibody targeting PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1), is yet another “checkpoint inhibitor” that was evaluated in 82 patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).  Early trial results suggest that cemiplimab may represent a viable treatment option for individuals diagnosed with CSCC. About Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC) CSCC is […]

View full entry

Tags: cemiplimab, immunotherapy, News, PD-1, Skin Cancer


January 5, 2018

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives!

By

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before it causes symptoms and when it may be more easily treatable.  Screening tests are not available for every type of […]

View full entry

Tags: breast, Breast Cancer, cancer screening, colon, Colon Cancer, lung, Lung Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


May 6, 2011

Many Young Women Continue to Tan

By

According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, use of tanning beds remains a common practice among young, white women. Intentional outdoor tanning was also widely reported. Sun exposure has long been linked with skin cancer, and a growing body of evidence indicates that tanning beds also increase risk. Exposure to sunlamps or […]

View full entry

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


March 27, 2009

An Unhealthy Glow

By

Indoor tanning is a $5 billion–per–year industry that’s marketed itself as safe and even beneficial. The truth may not be so sunny. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Each year in the United States, an estimated 28 million people visit an indoor tanning facility, with a majority of visits made by women and teenage girls. In a […]

View full entry

Tags: Skin Cancer


March 27, 2009

Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

By

Although many cases of skin cancer are curable, others are not. Prevention and early detection are the keys to good outcomes. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million new cases each year. Skin cancer is often divided into two broad […]

View full entry

Tags: Skin Cancer