Health News

Not Your Garden Variety Skin Cancer
Skin cancers that are not melanoma are typically curable. A common type of skin cancer, though, can spread and become lethal, new research has found.
Cutting the Cancer Costs of Indoor Tanning
More than two million Americans learn they have skin cancer every year. And the most serious form of skin cancer – melanoma – kills more than 9,000 people in the US each year.
Indoor Tanners Be Warned
Indoor tanning is a dangerous practice. Why? Because the artificial rays, like the sun itself, increase the risk of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma.
FDA Issues Proposal to Increase Consumer Awareness of Tanning Bed Risks
Today, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.
Trametinib US PDUFA Date Extended to September 2013
GSK today announced that the US Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date for trametinib, its MEK inhibitor, has been extended by 3 months to 3 September 2013.
Too Frail for Cancer Surgery
You have a one in five chance of getting skin cancer at some point in your life. We all do. How elderly skin cancer patients are treated is now being called into question.
Other Cancers After Skin Cancer
Skin cancers are far and away the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than two million Americans are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year.
The Languages of Skin Cancer Prevention
Hispanics don’t develop skin cancer at the same rate Caucasians do. But that doesn't mean Hispanics are immune from skin cancer. Practicing skin cancer prevention is important for everyone, regardless of culture or spoken language.
Skin Cancer Survivors Not Practicing Safe Sun
Sunny days are among life’s finest pleasures. Being outdoors when the sun shines bright requires some protection, though. And you’d think people who’ve had skin cancer would know these things and practice safe sun all the time.
Rain or Shine, Umbrellas Are Fine
Umbrellas aren’t just good for protection from the rain. They can also be a great barrier from the sun. From lacy parasols to sporting favorite team logos, umbrellas make a healthy accessory.