American Cancer Society grantee Lisa Taneyhill is studying neural crest cells to figure out what causes melanoma, a serious form skin cancer, to spread.
Skin Cancer Research News
Indoor tanning is widespread in the United States – and it is particularly popular among young white women. For young women, the allure of a tan appears to outweigh the negative health consequences, says Leah Ferrucci, Ph.D., a Yale University researcher and expert on the topic.
Barbara Bedogni, Ph.D., an American Cancer Society-funded researcher at Case Western Reserve University, is looking for new ways to treat metastatic melanoma patients.
People who have pale skin – those who sunburn easily, don’t really get tan, or have red or blond hair – are at increased risk for skin cancer. Researchers and doctors have known this for years. But recent studies now show that certain people who have darker complexions are also at increased risk.
Early research funded by the American Cancer Society suggests a form of vitamin D could be key to developing drugs for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.
American Cancer Society-funded researcher Rodney Stewart, PhD, uses zebrafish to unlock clues to melanoma and pediatric brain tumors.