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Immunotherapy Combos: Will Cost Put Them out of Reach?

Source: Medscape, November 2018 WASHINGTON — New classes of cancer medicines that activate the immune system may be used in combinations, just as more traditional chemotherapies have been, specialists said here at the 2018 annual meeting of the National Academy of Medicine. However, the prospect of using combinations of these immunotherapies will exacerbate already intense […]

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Sun protection: New swimwear line has you covered

Source: news.com.au, November 2018 BRISBANE mum Alyshia Morris was shaken to the core when she was diagnosed with two melanomas at the age of 32. She’s turned her negative experience into a positive, coming up with a way to not only stay sun smart herself, but encourage others to do the same. BRISBANE mother Alyshia […]

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Skin Cancer Screening: Are They Effective?

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor, November 2018 An anticipated 91,270 Americans will receive a diagnosis of malignant melanoma this year, and 9320 will die of the disease, according to the US National Cancer Institute.1 Incidence rates have climbed steadily in recent decades but there have been modest reductions in mortality since 2006, likely due in part to […]

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Age, Education Predict Skin Protection Following Melanoma Diagnosis

Source: Dermatology Advisor, November 2018 In individuals with a history of melanoma, patients who are male, smokers, less educated, engage in tanning, and do not self-check their skin are less likely to adequately protect their skin in order to prevent future melanomas, according to study results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The […]

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