Skin CancerInfo Center
Parkinson's and Melanoma
Michael J. Fox Foundation has an urgent mission to raise money, find a cure and provide support for Parkinson's disease patients. It's as if the foundation has taken on Michael's philosophy in life.
Skin Cancer Vaccine in the Works
Currently, available vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, influenza and meningitis. Vaccines have successfully minimized existence of these infectious diseases.
Treating Deadly Skin Cancer
Exciting advances have been reported showing that two new drugs can increase the survival of patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma, the most dangerous and deadliest form of skin cancer.
Double Strikes Against Melanoma
Right now, there are not a lot of effective treatments of melanoma, an advanced and usually deadly form of skin cancer. However, an ongoing study shows exciting progress.
UVA Myth Melts Down
UVA radiation doesn't cause sunburns, but can cause premature aging and as well as skin cancer. According to new research, only two out of five sunscreens tested currently available offer adequate UVA protection.
Researchers Hit a Melanoma Bulls-Eye
To get a perfect score when shooting darts, it's best to hit the bulls-eye with no misses. The same is true when treating melanoma. Hit the melanoma bulls-eye without hitting the unaffected skin cells around.
Watch Out For That Sun
Skin cancer can easily be prevented by applying sunscreen. But the problem is, there are so many kinds of sunscreen out there! How do you decide which is best?
Beach Blanket Cancer Bingo
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and the Big Kahuna did it best. Partying on the beach, surfing in the ocean and funning in the sun. But did these fun in the sun activities require adequate sunscreen application?
No Fry-day Coming Memorial Day Weekend
Skin cancer is preventable, but it laps other cancers in yearly cases diagnosed. Did you know skin cancer diagnoses exceeds colon, breast and prostate cancers combined? More than two million new cases of skin cancer will be discovered this year.
Sunshine On Your Shoulders Keeps You Burning
High school girls are so adorable dressed up to the nines for prom with their beautiful tans.These teenage beauties are using a beast, however, to achieve quickie tans for the prom and summer.