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Study reveals new genetic culprit in deadly skin cancer

Drawing on the power of DNA sequencing, National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new group of genetic mutations involved in the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. This discovery is particularly encouraging ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Genetics
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Text message reminders can encourage healthy action

People who received daily text messages reminding them to apply sunscreen were nearly twice as likely to use it as those who did not receive such messages, a new study led by a UC Davis Health System dermatologist has found. ...

dateNov 16, 2009 in Health
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Melanoma treatment options one step closer

A targeted chemotherapy for the treatment of skin cancer is one step closer, after a team of University of Alberta researchers successfully synthesized a natural substance that shows exceptional potential to specifically ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Cancer
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Melanoma-initiating cell identified

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas. The finding is significant because the existence of such a cell in the aggressive skin cancer has been ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Cancer
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