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August 29, 2005

Battle Over Bloodroot Cancer Salve Continues

Curtis Brown carries business cards with old pictures of his tumors, including an egg-sized growth on his neck. He says they were each shed after the application of a flesh-eating paste containing the medicinal herb bloodroot. "I cured myself of cancer," the cards read ... Georgia's medical board and the Food and Drug Administration don't share Brown's enthusiasm for the paste. (ABC News)

August 28, 2005

Skin Cancer Risk and Redheads

Redheads sunburn easily, but that may not be the only reason they are at high risk of skin cancer. New research suggests the pigment that colors their skin may set them up for cancer-spurring sun damage even if they do not burn. (Yahoo!)

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July 15, 2005

Gene Mutation Linked to Melanoma Risk

In a Mediterranean population typically at low risk for developing melanoma, carriers of mutations in the pigmentation gene MC1R are at increased risk of developing the skin cancer and having it progress, a study hints. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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June 2, 2005

Melanoma Rising in Australia

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world and despite decades of health campaign the rate of melanoma, which is the most common kind of cancer, is soaring, a new report said. (Reuters)

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April 13, 2005

Electroporation Promising Melanoma Treatment

Promising new gene therapy against skin cancer, in which researchers use electricity to open skin pores and deliver an immune-bosting gene, is now being readied for clinical trials. (Forbes)

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April 4, 2005

Sandy Lyle Skin Cancer Scare

Sandy Lyle, who won here in 1988, has had a skin-cancer scare on the eve of his 24th Masters. Only 10 days ago, he had a potentially dangerous abscess removed from his left arm at the Mayo Clinic close to his home in Ponte Vedra. (

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