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Skin Cancer
A new discovery may explain why some forms of skin cancer spread to other parts of the body.

Proceed To Article Genetic "Signature" May Explain Why Deadly Skin Cancers Spread
An international team led by scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has discovered a genetic "signature" that may help explain how malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, can spread to other parts of the body. More...

Proceed To Article Background Information - Skin Cancer & Melanoma
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. Basal cell carcinoma accounts for more than 90 percent of all skin cancers in the United States. Melanoma is the most serious cancer of the skin. In some parts of the world, especially among Western countries, the number of people who develop melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. More...

Proceed To Article Skin Cancer Treatment Information For Health Professionals From The National Cancer Institute
This NCI report contains general information on skin cancer. It includes information on cellular classification, stage information, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, treatment option overview, basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and actinic keratosis. More...

Proceed To Article FluAid - Test Software Now Available
FluAid is a test version of software created by programmers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is designed to assist state and local level planners in preparing for the next influenza pandemic by providing estimates of potential impact specific to their locality. FluAid provides only a range of estimates of impact in terms of deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatients visits due to pandemic influenza. More...

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Former FDA Commissioners Warn Of Dangers Of Drug Reimportation
Eleven Food and Drug Administration Commissioners -- who have served Presidents from Johnson to Clinton -- have written to members of Congress that the reimportation of prescription drugs poses grave risks for American patients. More...

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