Hair stylists already spend a lot of time staring at the back of people's heads. Researchers thought: Why not train them to check for suspicious lesions and other signs of skin cancer while they're at it?
October 18, 2011 Over a lifetime, our heads and necks receive a ton of exposure to the sun's UV rays. But most medical checkups don't include exhaustive exams of our hair and head. So public health researchers want to recruit hair stylists to help. It turns out, some of them are already performing informal skin cancer exams on clients.
Roche Genentech developed a new melanoma drug for people with advanced cases.
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August 18, 2011 The drug was approved faster than many other drugs under review, and advocates of personalized medicine say this bodes well for other gene-based drugs in development.
May 13, 2011 The conservative broadcaster thought it was funny to pretend he was vomiting as he watched her public service ad about skin cancer. Thanks for calling attention to the issue, McCain tells Beck, but fat jokes and vomit gags are just stupid.
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