Melanoma – The Dark Invader: Deadly Skin Cancer

Melanoma – The Dark Invader: Deadly Skin Cancer

In the lexicon of modern medicine, ‘melanoma’ rings a bell with the timbre of alarming urgency, echoing its formidable reputation as one of the most deadly skin cancers known to humankind. This insidious disease weaves a complex tapestry of symptoms, signs, and biological transformations that are often as enigmatic as they are menacing.

Antioxidants may promote cancer spread

Antioxidants may promote cancer spread

Researchers have made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by

Grapes and red wine may help to treat multiple types of cancer

Compound in grapes, red wine could help treat multiple types of cancer, study finds – A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment.

Lymphoseek to locate lymph nodes in breast cancer or melanoma patients

US FDA approves Lymphoseek to help locate lymph nodes in patients with certain cancers – breast cancer & melanoma – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent that helps doctors locate lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer or melanoma who are undergoing surgery to remove tumor-draining lymph nodes.

Aspirin may lower melanoma skin cancer risk

Aspirin may lower melanoma risk – Women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma – and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk. The findings of the new study suggest that aspirin’s anti-inflammatory effects may help protect against this type of skin cancer.

Intermittent dosing with vemurafenib may prolong lives of melanoma patients

Drug-Resistant Melanoma Tumors Shrink When Therapy Is Interrupted — ?Intermittent Dosing? Strategy in Lab Mice Suggests Simple Way to Help People with Late-Stage Melanoma – Researchers in California and Switzerland have discovered that melanomas that develop resistance to the anti-cancer drug vemurafenib (marketed as Zelboraf), also develop addiction to the drug, an observation that may have important implications for the lives of patients with late-stage disease.

Colon cancer and rectal tumor constitute a single type of cancer

Study shows colon and rectal tumors constitute a single type of cancer — The Cancer Genome Atlas generates genomic data for colon and rectal cancers that point to potential targets for treatment – The pattern of genomic alterations in colon and rectal tissues is the same regardless of anatomic location or origin within the colon or the rectum, leading researchers to conclude that these two cancer types can be grouped as one, according to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project’s large-scale study of colon and rectal cancer tissue specimens.

Painkillers like aspirin may protect against skin cancer

Commonly used painkillers may protect against skin cancer – Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer. The findings of new study indicate that skin cancer prevention may be added to the benefits of these commonly used medications.

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