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Smokers May Fare Worse Against the Deadliest Skin Cancer

Source: Health Day, March 2019 MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Melanoma patients who are recent and current smokers have lower survival rates than nonsmokers, suggesting that smoking may weaken immune response to the most deadly skin cancer, researchers say. In a study of more than 700 melanoma patients in the United Kingdom, smokers […]

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Early risers marched to Heritage Forest this morning to raise awareness and support for melanoma research

Source: Examiner, March 2019 Sunday was all about marching for melanoma awareness and remembering loved ones, as the annual Melanoma March was held at Heritage Forest. The march is aimed at raising awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer research. There are 22 Melanoma Marches nationwide, coordinated by the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

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Laser probe detects melanoma instantly using light

Source: The Engineer, March 2019 The device works on the principle that light waves change as they pass through objects. Cancerous cells have a different physical profile to healthy cells, and the researchers designed a system that can detect these patterns instantly. By determining the optical polarisation of different skin lesions, the team was able […]

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Examining a Web-Based Behavioral Intervention to Promote Sun Protection and Skin Self-Exams in Melanoma Patients

Source: CISION, March 2019 Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and University of Virginia Center for Behavioral Health and Technology have found that a web-based intervention targeting sun protection behaviors and skin self-examinations in melanoma patients is effective in promoting short-term improvements in these activities. Findings from the work are being presented as […]

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