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The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it is officially summer in the South. Did you know July is UV Safety Month? Here are some skin cancer facts and sun protection tips to get your…
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Cancer forms when cells divide out of control. When these cells divide without any checks or balances, they can start to crowd out vital organs and release substances that can create an imbalance in the…
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May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and the story here is reasonably positive. Most people know that melanoma is a worrisome cancer but the good news is that 84% present…
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Scientists looking for new treatments for patients with brain tumors, including those caused by metastatic melanoma, have turned to an unlikely source: a deadly tropical virus. The virus, called Lassa, causes a deadly hemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa. A team of cancer scientists from Yale and Harvard are altering part of the virus's genetic code, combining it with a different virus, and injecting it into the human brain where they hope it can be used to find and destroy cancer cells.
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On December 16, Array BioPharma announced its new cancer drug, binimetinib, showed success in stage 3 clinical trials. According to the drug company, binimetinib may be used to treat people with advanced NRAS-mutant melanoma, a particularly deadly form of skin cancer. The trial showed that the drug extended the time it takes for cancer to grow and spread.
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Indoor tanning ban aimed at reducing skin cancer rates in minors. On December 18, in a sweeping move in the fight against skin cancer, the FDA proposed a national ban on indoor tanning for people under the age of 18. Medical experts have called the move an important step in reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.
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Immunotherapy refers to a type of cancer treatment that attempts to stimulate the body's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells. The immune system is the body's natural defense against germs and disease. The main components of the immune system are the organs, tissues, and fluids that make up the lymph system—including white blood cells. White blood cells, such as T cells, are the substances that actually attack and kill germs or other unhealthy substances, such as cancer cells.
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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer caused by damage to the DNA of melanocyte cells in the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin, a pigment in skin that is primarily responsible for skin color. When melanocytes DNA is damaged, it may cause the cells to mutate—leading to rapid, uncontrolled growth and the formation of malignant tumors. The goal of immunotherapy for cancer is to overcome these barriers to an effective anticancer immune response. These biological therapies restore or increase the activities of specific immune-system components or counteract immunosuppressive signals produced by cancer cells.
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Pembrolizumab (marketed under the brand name Keytruda by Merck) works by short circuiting the mechanism that slows down or stops the body's immune system. In doing so, the drug allows T cells—the body's natural defenders against disease—to recognize, attack, and kill cancer cells.
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A handful of different treatment options are available for patients with Kaposi sarcoma. Treatment options are largely determined by the type of Kaposi sarcoma, the overall health of the patient, and whether the disease is being diagnosed for the first time or if it has come back after initial treatments.