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7 skin cancer myths — debunked

Experts take on base tans and other ‘complete baloney’ standing in the way of skin health

Aug. 2, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

From indoor tanning to sunscreen use: Lower your risk of skin cancer by confronting these myths head on.

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Immunotherapy drug becomes first therapy approved by FDA for rare skin cancer

Benefit seen in nearly one-third of patients ‘with no hope at all of surviving’ their treatment-resistant Merkel cell carcinoma

March 24, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Tom Judd's metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma nearly took his life. But then he enrolled on a trial of an experimental immunotherapy drug.

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Scratching the surface of a rare skin cancer

Immune-boosting therapy shows promise for advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

Oct. 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Skin cancer researcher Dr. Paul Nghiem is leading a clinical trial testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer. Early results from the trial are showing great promise for these patients.

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Skin cancer: 9 things to know to lower your risk

From cover-ups to caffeine, here are some tips for protecting your skin during the summer and all year long

July 2, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The how-to’s of skin cancer prevention haven’t changed much in recent years — avoid too much ultraviolet light via sun or tanning beds and take care not to burn or tan — but that message is clearly not reaching enough people, according to Fred Hutch researchers.

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Tanning bed use declines, study shows

Rate of use has dipped slightly but 10 million Americans are still using tanning salons regularly

July 1, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The rate of indoor tanning – a habit linked to skin cancers – dipped slightly from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent among American adults between 2010 and 2013, according to new report.

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As U.S. cases of skin cancer rise, costs skyrocket, too

Five million American adults are diagnosed each year at a cost of $8.1 billion, new CDC study finds

Nov. 9, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Five million American adults are diagnosed each year at a cost of $8.1 billion, new CDC study finds.

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