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Fat Mice, Liposuction, and Cancer
We tend to think of fat as surplus, storage for calories that we carry around until needed. As it turns out, some fat is quite productive, pumping out hormones or storing chemicals and vitamins.
Texas Sized Results for Melanoma Drug Trial
Results from the first clinical trial of a drug designed to treat advanced cases of melanoma were successful, and the second part of testing has been approved. 
Melanoma Metastasis Test
Although it's extremely rare, melanoma can be found on nearly any surface tissue, from unlikely places like the eye or underneath a fingernail.
Why are Men Vulnerable to Skin Cancer?
While there are entire industries built around adding sunscreen and sunblock to the normal skin products women use, men are far less likely to use skin care products. Why?
Suntans Sexier Than Skin Cancer?
Sure, a bronze, suntanned look is youthful and sexy. The thing is, young people - particularly young women - are putting their long-term health at risk by going after that look.
Cancer's Link Behind Sun Damage
An important part of the scientific process is trying to figure out why common sense beliefs are true. Observing that sun damage and sun burn seemed to cause melanoma still needed solid proof.
Melanoma Metastasis Gene Found
Ever since the beginning of modern genetics, scientists believed that DNA encoded for proteins, and every protein had a task. It was that simple.
Slather on the Sunscreen
For years now we've been told to use sunscreen to protect ourselves from too much sun and most importantly skin cancer. Well it turns out one of the ingredients in those lotions could actually be increasing the risk of developing skin cancer. Uh oh.
Take a Close Look, Doc
More than any other factor, early detection of melanoma is key. While you might be more familiar with your moles, apparently fresh eyes are best.
Lymph Node Implants to Fight Cancer
Lymph nodes, the police stations of the human body, are where T cells go to rest, pick up information on recent developments, and get ready to head back out on patrol.