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DNA damage repair: molecular insights

Dec. 5, 2017—Structural details about a protein involved in the repair of damaged DNA provide insight into xeroderma pigmentosum disorders, which are characterized by increased risk for skin cancer.

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Melanoma response to immune therapy

Mar. 3, 2016—Melanoma-specific expression of a certain protein identifies tumors that are more responsive to an immune therapy.

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Transplant Center initiative seeks to boost cancer education

Feb. 11, 2016—Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project.

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Veterans returning from Middle East face higher skin cancer risk

Jul. 16, 2015—Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad

Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.

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VICC researchers in spotlight at national cancer conference

Jun. 19, 2014—New Vanderbilt research suggests patients with advanced melanoma — the most deadly form of skin cancer — could safely benefit from a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies aimed at specific gene mutations.

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Wellcast: Are you at risk for skin cancer?

Nov. 14, 2013—Jami Miller, director of the Dermatology Residency Program and Phototherapy, talks about skin cancer and what could put you at risk.

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Free head and neck cancer screening May 3

Apr. 25, 2013—A sore throat can be a symptom of allergies or a cold virus but if the sore throat persists it may be an early symptom of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt will hold a free head and neck cancer screening day, Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center,...

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Combined drug therapy may delay melanoma progression

Oct. 25, 2012—Combination therapy with two drugs delayed the development of treatment resistance in patients with metastatic melanoma that expresses a specific mutation in the BRAF gene.

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Practice sun safety awareness on ‘Don’t Fry Day’ this Friday

May. 23, 2012—To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to UV sun rays, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Because no single step can fully protect...

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Risk of secondary tumors from melanoma drug studied

Mar. 23, 2012—A new study offers clues on why melanoma patients who are treated with oral drugs inhibiting the BRAF gene are at increased risk for developing secondary skin cancers.

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Free skin cancer screening May 21

May. 10, 2011—Free skin cancer screenings will be offered at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks May 21 in conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness month.

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