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CURE’s skin cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest skin cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on skin cancer.

Sunburns During Teen Years Increase Melanoma Risk

September 19th 2014

Sun exposure during the earlier part of life, specifically in young white women, seems to be predictive of melanoma risk, according to a new study.


March 8th 2014

News on clinical trial results, drug approvals and updates on therapies.


June 18th 2013

The latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis & treatment.

FDA Approves Tafinlar and Mekinist for Skin Cancer

May 29th 2013

Tafinlar and Mekinist target a specific tumor mutation in patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

Recognizing Actinic Keratosis

June 19th 2012

Websites help consumers identify actinic keratosis.

Calling Cancer's Bluff: Research in Vaccine Therapy for Cancer Is Paying Off

June 11th 2012

Vaccines help the immune system uncover malignant cells.

New Targeted Therapies for Advanced Melanoma Patients

June 7th 2012

Two new targeted therapies, which each focus on a different way to block cancer growth signaling, delayed disease progression in advanced melanoma patients.

Drug Approved to Treat Pre-Cancer

March 14th 2012

Picato OK'ed to treat precancerous skin lesions.

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

June 16th 2011

The skin is vulnerable to several types of skin cancer.

Pair of Melanoma Studies Usher in a New Standard of Therapy for Patients with Advanced Disease

June 9th 2011

Melanoma studies with Yervoy and vemurafenib show benefit in advanced disease.

Melanoma: Ready for Takeoff

June 5th 2011

New therapies are enhancing melanoma treatment.


March 20th 2011

Calming the effects of radiation on the skin.

Tan Tax Begins

September 7th 2010

Skin cancer advocates hope a new 10 percent tax on indoor tanning will pull tanners out from under the bulbs.

Immunotherapy Drug Extends Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

June 14th 2010

For metastatic melanoma patients who were out of treatment options, the immune system-targeted drug ipilimumab extended their lives by nearly four months compared with an investigational vaccine called gp100.

ASCO Updates

June 7th 2010

Updates from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

International Melanoma Tissue Bank in the Works

April 14th 2009

A new organization aims to strike back at melanoma by developing the first-ever international melanoma tissue bank.

A Skin Cancer Conundrum: Are AKs Overtreated?

June 12th 2008

Answers to the treatment debate for actinic keratosis, a precancerous growth on the skin.

Seeing the Light

May 1st 2008

Melanoma survivor and once-devoted tanner spreads the word about skin cancer.

Below the Surface

March 10th 2008

New therapies for melanoma exploit biological insights to combat this dangerous skin cancer.

What's Behind the Screen?

March 10th 2008

Tips for sun protection.

Risk Factors: Close to Home

March 10th 2008

Risk factors for skin cancer go beyond sun exposure to include genetics.

Taking Control

August 10th 2006

Cancer survivors deal with fear.

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Saving Your Skin

June 9th 2006

Treating and preventing the nation's most common cancer.

Science of Suncreen

June 9th 2006

Improvements to sunscreen and other sun-protection methods in development can help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Picture Not Perfect

June 9th 2006

A new method of photography used by dermatologist can reveal skin damage, unnoticed by the naked eye.

Melanoma: The Other Skin Cancer

June 9th 2006

Current and new treatments help patients with melanoma.

Diagnosing Skin Cancer

June 9th 2006

Skin cancers are almost always visible and easy to detect--if you're looking for them.

Web Exclusive: Follow-Up Care for Skin Cancer

June 9th 2006

Follow-up care after treatment for skin cancer is important.

The Dark Side of the Sun (and other radiation hazards)

June 17th 2005

While scientists have known for a century that ionizing radiation can cause cancer, modern srudies strive to uncover potential negatives of radiation across the spectrum.