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This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

Scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism through which vitamin D can change the course of melanoma. They found that vitamin D influences a signaling pathway inside melanoma cells that helps them to thrive. Share on PinterestNew research finds a novel mechanism that could explain melanoma. The researchers suggest that reducing the activity of the pathway […]

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Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

New research argues that melanoma can start not only in the skin, but also inside hair follicles. When they become cancerous, the cells then leave the follicles and move into the skin’s outermost layer, or epidermis. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that melanoma could originate in hair follicles, shown here. The scientists demonstrated this effect […]

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New moles and what to look out for

New moles and what to look out for

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Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?

Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?

Vitamin A is a nutrient that is essential for maintaining good health, but could consuming it help lower the risk of skin cancer? One new study has found a link between vitamin A intake and reduced skin cancer risk. Dietary vitamin A may help reduce the risk of developing a common form of skin cancer. […]

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Facts about skin cancer in black people

Facts about skin cancer in black people

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Too much iron may cause skin infections

Too much iron may cause skin infections

One global study that investigated the role of iron in a variety of health conditions has found that excess iron may lead to a higher risk of bacterial skin infections. Excessive iron levels may be linked to skin infections such as abscesses. Iron is an essential mineral. All human cells contain some iron, but around […]

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Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. With its incidence rates continuing to rise, researchers are looking for ways to spot it early on. A new laser device may be able to do so instantly. A cost-effective new laser probe may soon be the best way to check for melanoma. “With skin cancer, there’s […]

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New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New research, appearing in the journal Cell, reveals a drug compound that could halt the growth of an aggressive form of melanoma. If successful in human clinical trials, a new compound may effectively block the growth of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that accounts for 1 percent of all skin cancer cases. […]

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How skin cancer becomes invasive

How skin cancer becomes invasive

In a study on mouse models and human tissue, researchers have revealed how aggressive forms of skin cancer are able to co-opt the immune system to become invasive. Knowing this could lead to better, more effective treatments. A study reveals the key factors that allow melanoma to become invasive. New research, the findings of which […]