There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating cancer. Understanding how cancer cells evolve could help researchers develop more effective drugs.
Cancer vaccines are an emerging personalised treatment for cancer. Using the same mRNA technology as COVID vaccines, they stimulate the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
People with deeply-pigmented skin can also get skin cancer. But there is no evidence to suggest that this occurs because of sunburn or exposure to the sun.
Preventive and therapeutic vaccines both train the immune system to fight disease, but they are used in different ways.
One enzyme plays a key role in how tumor cells replicate and divide indefinitely. Identifying the genes that give these cells their immortality could provide new drug targets to treat cancer.
While sunscreen has the potential to reduce skin cancer for light-skinned people, it has never been shown to do the same for Black people. Yet that distinction is lacking in public health messaging.
Newly reported study findings suggest a link between eating more fish and dangerous skin cancers. But the findings are based on observations only and more research is needed.
Two in three Australians will have a skin cancer in their lifetime, nearly all of them basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, or melanomas.
If you’ve had a skin cancer check lately, you might have been told to consider adding a daily vitamin B3 pill to your skin safety regime.
In Summer, you may need to be extra sun smart if you’re swallowing certain medications or putting them on your skin.
UV radiation can reflect off surfaces like sand or concrete, meaning shade doesn’t always prevent sunburn.
Home remedies like aloe vera and moisturiser might help you “feel” better. But they won’t fix the skin damage in the way antibiotics fix an infection.
Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
New research estimates 24% of cancers in men that were detected in 2012 were overdiagnosed, meaning they never would have caused harm if left untreated.
It seems genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.
While sunscreen has the potential to reduce skin cancer for light-skinned people, it has never been shown to do the same for Black people.
You need far less sun than you think you do.
An international team of researchers is probing the links between skin diseases, including cancer, to speed the search for cures.
Many gyms use free tanning beds to lure in new members who are eager to look and feel their best. But this, argues Sherry Pagoto, runs against the health lifestyle premise these gyms are advocating.
Researchers have discovered some blood markers that indicate melanoma. Here’s what has to happen for the test to reach clinics.