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News tag: melanoma


Melanoma survival receives boost of latest research

31 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New generation of targeted and long-lasting drugs for melanoma have a high chance of becoming available, as new research unveils the double-life of a protein. The protein known as RIP1 has a double-life, according to a study conducted by Professor Xu Dong Zhang of the University of Newcastle. The molecule,…


Tanning beds still popular, some claim are addicted

3 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Tanning beds are notorious for the health risks presented to its users. Despite people being aware of the risks, too many people resort to the damaging effects disguised as cosmetic treatments. In a study of 1,167 melanoma cases and 1,101 people without melanoma (controls), researchers led by DeAnn Lazovich of…


Young adults ignore skin care concerns

16 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Having a tan hasn’t been cool for a long time, but young adults who forget about sun protection end up with red faces and sun burns. Cancer Institute NSQ conducted a research that identified a significant cultural shift since the days of tanning oils, as adults aged 18 to 24…


Sunburn affecting Aussie teens despite acknowledging tanning’s damage

17 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Australian adolescents are having a much healthier perspective towards tanning, as the number of adolescents wanting to have a tan dropped from sixty percent ten years ago to thirty eight percent currently. Ian Olver, CEO of Cancer Council Australia, said excessive tanning is still happening. The Cancer Council’s survey of…


Targeting survival signal leads to improved melanoma treatment

25 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Treating melanoma patients effectively with specific drugs is frequently problematic. Responsible for this difficulty are the immune cells, scientists have discovered. Macrophages, a type of immune cells, produce a chemical signal that also acts as signal to melanoma cells to survive. The research was conducted at the University of Manchester,…