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“Identifying these cells is important because this opens the door to designing specific therapeutic strategies to target or disable them."
A third of people treated with the immunotherapy experienced remission.
A recent survey found a low level of consistent sunscreen use and insufficient concern about skin cancer.
Summer has arrived and it’s a golden time to highlight July as UV Safety Awareness Month!
“I’m really passionate about cancer biology and working on early detection in cancer,” says Aditi Sahu, a post-doctoral fellow at MSKCC.
According to Neil Box, PhD, chemicals in sunscreens have been used for more than 40 years, yet there is little evidence of any harm.
“Just like a burn, a tan is a biomarker of DNA damage that increases skin cancer risk.”
The American Cancer Society estimates that about one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer are just a few of the cancers that can be treated with immunotherapy
“I feel so fortunate that I’ve been given a second chance," says Schuman, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 2018.
Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, is working to improve the accuracy and consistency of melanoma diagnoses
“I’m very optimistic about our approach and hope that we’ll continue making progress.”
Researchers attribute this promising shift to the introduction of nearly a dozen new treatments for this form of skin cancer.
If you live in any of these states, you’ll need more sun protection.
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