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Articles related to melanoma

Browse: Sunscreen Protects DNA
For all the effort put into promoting sunscreen, evidence that it prevents skin cancer has been inconclusive according to Dr Elke Hacker of Queensland University of Technology’s AusSun Research Laboratory. However, Hacker has now demonstrated that sunscreen protects the genes responsible for repairing the skin.
Browse: Australian Skin Cancer Rates Drop
Rates of non-melanoma skin cancer are dropping among younger Australians, according to a study of Medicare data from 2000–10 published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Browse: Melanoma Starved
Several cancers could be starved of nutrients by drugs that block cellular protein pumps.
Browse: New Views with Metamaterial Lens
A lens made from metamaterials – a mixture of metal and plastic – would have properties different from anything in nature and increase our capacity to observe objects like small melanomas with greater clarity.
Browse: New Vaccine for Melanoma
A trial vaccine is being touted as the most promising treatment to date for melanoma that has spread, with increased patient survival rates and improved ability to stop or reverse the cancer, according to a study published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.
Browse: Red Hair Gene Is a Melanoma Risk for Us All
The association between red hair and melanoma is well-known, but the gene responsible can endanger others as well.
Expert Opinion: Aspirin May Lower Melanoma Risk
New research has found that women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma, and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk.
Online Feature: Drawing ahead of cancer
Mark Shackleton has been awarded the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.