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Scope for Health Promotion Among Small Outdoor Businesses

7 January 2015

Considerable scope exists for health promotion initiatives targeting sun protection specifically aimed at workers and owners of small outdoor businesses, according to researchers at the Behavioural Research and Evaluation Unit (BREU), Cancer Council SA.

Novel Gene Identified in Tanning Dependence

6 January 2015

Researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health have for the first time identified a gene that appears to be associated with tanning dependence. If replicated, the finding will help understand more about the biology of tanning dependence and possible interventions to reduce exposure.

Sunbed-Related Injuries in the USA

5 January 2015

A recent CDC (Center for Disease Control) study provides the first national estimates of indoor tanning–related injuries treated in US hospital emergency departments, according to its authors.

FDA Approves Opdivo (Nivolumab) for Advanced Melanoma

4 January 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who no longer respond to other drugs.

2014 Melanoma Treatment Advances

3 January 2015

An end of year review published on-line in Medscape Oncology, with input from Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and Nancy Terry, editorial director for Medscape Oncology, highlights notable advances in melanoma from the past year.

Hair Shaft Micro RNA s a Marker for Melanoma

2 January 2015

In a recent study titled "Hair shaft miRNA-221 levels as a new tumour marker of malignant melanoma", published in The Journal of Dermatology, a team of researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan, assessed the hypothesis that hair shaft micro RNA (miR)-221 levels could be used as a marker for malignant melanoma (MM).

More Skin, More Sun, More Tan, More Melanoma

1 January 2015

Using a multidisciplinary approach, authors of a recent study have elucidated the evolution of behaviours maximizing UV exposure and consider public health and educational measures that may ultimately help reverse melanoma incidence trends.