skin cancer

Most adults have about 10 to 40 moles on their body, and they’re usually harmless. However, atypical moles can be a sign of skin cancer. That’s important because early detection can save lives. Even though self-examination is simple, you may be confused about what to look for. In general, new moles and changes in moles… Read more

Propranolol, a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC). The designation indicates EC support for the use of a drug to treat patients because of its significant benefit to those living with a rare disease — in this case, soft tissue sarcoma. The… Read more

People with melanoma often have mole-looking growths on their skin that tend to be irregular in shape and color, and can be hard to tell apart from benign ones, making the disease difficult to diagnose. Even experts can be fooled by this type of skin cancer. Now, an automated technology that combines imaging with digital… Read more

For the first time, scientists have identified the “cell of origin”, in other words, the first cell from which the cancer grows, in basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. They also traced the chain of events that lead to the growth of these invasive tumors. Our skin is kept healthy by… Read more

UV Index Definition

Alongside the day’s high and low temperatures, weather reports generally contain a UV alert for a particular time. But what does it actually mean – and what should you do about it? Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has… Read more