Posts Tagged "melanoma"

Melanoma Monday: Protecting your family from skin cancer

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cancer

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 7, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and today is “Melanoma Monday,” when all of us are urged to self-examine our skin and go to a doctor if we find any sign of the most malignant form of skin cancer. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. One in five people will develop skin cancer by age 70. Melanoma is the most dangerous form; it accounts for just one percent of skin cancer cases, but the majority of deaths....

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Researchers hail new cancer treatment: Unlocking the body’s immune system

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Listen to what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the June 1st Medical Rewind Show.  ********************************** Researchers meeting in Chicago are hailing what they believe may be a potent new weapon in the fight against cancer: the body’s own immune system. An international study found that a combination of two drugs that helped allow the immune system to fight the cancer — ipilimumab and nivolumab — stopped the deadly skin cancer melanoma from advancing for nearly a year in 58% of the cases. Melanoma, though a skin cancer, can...

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Drivers Might Be Putting Left Arm At Risk For Skin Cancer

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Cancer

By JONATHAN SHORMAN Driving with the window down appears to be causing Americans to develop more skin cancer on the left side of the body, new research shows. The left arm receives more ultraviolet radiation, say researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle, who analyzed cancer cases recorded in a government database. They found that when skin cancer occurred on one side of the body, 52 percent of melanoma cases and 53 percent of merkel cell carcinomas were on the left side. On the upper arms, 55 percent of merkel cell cases developed on the left side. The study, published by the...

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With Melanoma On The Rise, New Drugs Boost Survival

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 in Announcements, Cancer, Health & Wellness

CHICAGO — They’re not cures, but two novel drugs produced unprecedented gains in survival in separate studies of people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doctors reported Sunday. In one study, an experimental drug showed so much benefit so quickly in people with advanced disease that those getting a comparison drug were allowed to switch after just a few months. The drug, vemurafenib, targets a gene mutation found in about half of all melanomas. The drug is being developed by Genentech, part of Swiss-based Roche, and Plexxikon Inc., part of the Daiichi Sankyo...

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Cases Jump

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Dr. Jennifer Ashton Discusses Most Common Cancer, Risk Factors, When to Go to the Doctor   CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton offers information and insight on pressing medical matters. (CBS) As millions prepare for Spring Break and sunny days, CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton discussed an increasingly common risk: skin cancer. New research reveals that skin cancer has become widespread — particularly the non-melanoma type. On “The Early Show,” CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained non-melanoma cancer will affect...

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