All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘melanoma’

Three Dog Night: Keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon Dies of Cancer

Three Dog Night, the 1960s and early 1970s band known for hit tunes like ‘Joy to the World,’ is mourning one of their own. The band’s keyboardist, Jimmy Greenspoon, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday. He was 67. According to a report from People magazine, it was only about five months ago that Greenspoon announced he was fighting metastatic …

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Sunscreen Ingredients: Long Needed Updates Ignored

Skin cancer is a serious threat, and with the current sunscreens available in the U.S., its protection is lacking as the nearly 15 year old products have not been revised to meet new UVA and UVB needs. The American Cancer Society claims that skin cancer is the most common of cancers seen in America. The agency estimates that 1 in …

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Breakthrough in Melanoma Treatment Research

Funded by the National Cancer Institute, The Wistar Institute recently released a finding in their research on treating metastatic melanoma. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that can be found anywhere on the body. Metastatic melanoma spreads to areas of the body other than the site of the original tumor. While usually not life threatening when discovered and treated …

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Melanomas Often Mutate in Two Specific Ways, Shows Study

A new study has shown that 71% of melanoma tumors have two specific mutations. The mutations were found in an area of the cancer genome where cancer-related mutations have not been found previously. “This new finding represents an initial foray into the ‘dark matter’ of the cancer genome,” said Dr. Levi Garraway, senior author of the study and an assistant …

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