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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.

Why Isn’t Sunscreen Marketed to Men?

July 29th 2021

“There is every reason sunscreen can be promoted on what it does in its ability to reduce your risk of skin cancers over its cosmetic application to prevent the signs of aging,” writes a melanoma survivor.

4 Tips for Cancer Survivors on Summer Vacation

July 23rd 2021

CURE® offers tips to stay relaxed and healthy during the summer months.

Expert Debunks Skin Cancer Myths and Offers Sun Protection Advice

July 21st 2021

An expert from The Skin Cancer Foundation explained how to read sunscreen labels, sun safety practices, common misconceptions about skin cancer and what cancer survivors should know about their risk.

Aiming for New Targets: Emerging Therapies in Melanoma

July 17th 2021

In its Speaking Out video series, on behalf of Aim at Melanoma, CURE ® spoke with Dr. Sunandana Chandra about emerging therapies in melanoma.

Sunscreens With Cancer-Containing Chemical Get Recalled

July 15th 2021

Several sunscreens packaged with aerosol were found to contain benzene, which has been associated with risk of leukemia.

Here’s What to Expect From the Surgical Management of Melanoma

July 13th 2021

One expert talks the benefits of excising in surgical management, as well as what to expect after.

Skin Cancer Can Impact Emotional Well-Being

July 10th 2021

Skin cancer can have detrimental effects on not only a patient’s physical health, but their emotional and mental health as well, according to an expert at the CURE® Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit.

Understanding Treatment Options in Melanoma

July 9th 2021

On behalf of AiM at Melanoma, Drs. Jeffrey Farma and Sunandana Chandra discuss current and future treatment options for melanoma, including a rare subtype.

Radiation Therapy in Skin Cancer

July 8th 2021

Patients with skin cancer who are treated with radiation therapy as an alternative to surgery tend to experience effective results thanks to advanced technologies, according to an expert at the CURE® Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit.

Rapid Evolution in Melanoma Treatment Landscape Over Past Decade Has Significantly Benefitted Patients, Expert Says

July 7th 2021

Patients with melanoma are living longer than ever before and some, according to an expert from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, are even getting cured or achieving long-term remissions thanks to developments in the treatment landscape.

Prescribed Topical Treatments May Minimize Scarring for Patients with Skin Cancer

July 6th 2021

Topical treatments may lead to little to no scarring in patients with surface-level skin cancer, but patient characteristics, time of year, tumor characteristics and cost determine course of action.

Treatment Challenges of laBCC

July 6th 2021

Anna C. Pavlick, D.O., describes the various challenges health care providers may face when treating patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC).

laBCC: Cemiplimab Safety Monitoring

July 6th 2021

Insights into cemiplimab treatment monitoring and management in locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC).

Cemiplimab for Treatment of laBCC

July 6th 2021

An expert discusses treatment options available for patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) who don’t respond or are intolerant to the first-line therapy option.

FDA Approves Keytruda for Locally Advanced Form of Skin Cancer

July 6th 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) that cannot be cured by surgery or radiation.

The Rise of a ‘Rare But Increasingly Common’ Skin Cancer

July 5th 2021

As rates of merkel cell carcinoma increase, patients should be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of this skin cancer.

Being Proactive Against Skin Cancer

July 1st 2021

After a previous diagnosis of skin cancer, patients are more likely to develop skin cancer lesions on the body. An expert gives helpful tips on what to look for and how to look for lesions to catch them early.

Early Detection and Treatment Is Key in Skin Cancer

June 30th 2021

Patients with basal cell or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma tend to have good outcomes when the disease is caught early. For those in later stages, new treatments bring hope and better prognoses.

First-Line Treatment Options for laBCC

June 29th 2021

Anna C. Pavlick, DO, provides an overview of hedgehog inhibitors, a first-line treatment option for patients diagnosed with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC).

Multidisciplinary Management of laBCC

June 29th 2021

A discussion about multidisciplinary management of locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) and how dermatologists and medical oncologists collaborate within the care of a patient.

laBCC: Skin Biopsy

June 29th 2021

An expert discusses features of a skin lesion that would prompt a skin biopsy in the diagnosis of locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC).

laBCC Overview

June 29th 2021

Anna C. Pavlick, D.O., provides an overview of locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that includes the different risk factors and clinical presentations.

Block the Burn: How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

June 27th 2021

Learn the differences between sunscreen types and what to look for.

Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit: June 26, 2021

June 26th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Skin Cancer Summit on demand.

‘The Next Wave’ in Cancer Vaccines

June 17th 2021

Even with newer technologies such as mRNA, experts predict it will be a few years before another cancer vaccine is approved.

Sunscreen 101: How to Get the Most out of Your Sun Protection Products

June 14th 2021

As we all head outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a complete sun protection strategy.

Opdivo Alone, or Combined with Yervoy Shows Continued Survival Benefit in Advanced Skin Cancer

June 8th 2021

More than six years of follow-up data show that Opdivo alone, or in combination with Yervoy, continued to induce long-term survival benefits compared to Yervoy alone in patients with previously untreated advanced skin cancer.

Novel TIL Therapy With Keytruda May Improve Treatment Responses in Advanced Skin Cancer

June 5th 2021

Lifileucel with Keytruda may lead to an improved overall response rate of 86% for patients with advanced melanoma who were pre-checkpoint inhibitor naïve compared with those treated with Keytruda alone.

Cancer Survivor Turns Trash Into Artwork, FDA Announces National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, And More

June 4th 2021

From a cancer survivor who cleans up trash and turns it into artwork to the inaugural National Black Family Cancer Awareness week, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Summer Skin Care

May 26th 2021

“Summer finds many of us outdoors and during that time, it’s important to protect our skin from the dangerous rays of the sun,” writes one breast cancer survivor. Learn more about how to use sunscreen, protect your skin and avoid skin cancer.