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Skin Cancer February 2009 Archive

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Good News About a Novel Melanoma Detector

Sunday February 22, 2009
The largest study ever conducted on detecting melanoma has concluded with some good news. A new non-invasive instrument called a "MelaFind" detected 98% of melanomas -- even more than trained ... Read More

The End of the Clark Level

Sunday February 15, 2009
Melanoma staging can be confusing for patients -- it's full of technical jargon and obscure definitions. For example, many patients hear that their melanoma has a Clark level of four ... Read More

Is One Month of Interferon as Good as One Year?

Sunday February 8, 2009
A recently published phase III clinical trial has found that the typical lengthy course of interferon-alfa2b (IFN) for the treatment of high-risk melanoma may not be necessary after all. IFN ... Read More

Gold Triangle Awards Announced

Sunday February 1, 2009
The Oscars they aren't, but the "Gold Triangle" awards are significant to anybody that cares about slowing the skin cancer epidemic in the U.S. The American Academy of Dermatology began ... Read More

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