United to End Cancer

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There are those who stand together to make a difference in the fight against cancer — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s community of donors. From across the world and all walks of life, these diverse supporters are united in their generosity toward the Moon Shots Program, the most ambitious assault on cancer ever undertaken by a single institution.

For more information and to make a donation, visit: mdanderson.org/gifts

Melanoma Moon Shot update 2014

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/melanoma-moon-shot-update/id43184821... . Cases of melanoma and deaths from this form of skin cancer are on the rise. MD Anderson is ideally suited to tackle this growing challenge because of our unparalleled resources and capabilities. Michael Davies, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the recent advances made in the organization’s Melanoma Moon Shot program.

Immunotherapy: unleashing immune system to attack cancer

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Cancer immunotherapy treats the immune system rather than the tumor. Jim Allison, Ph.D., professor in Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, has developed an innovative approach that will open doors for treating all types of cancer. Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology, is lead scientist on immunotherapy clinical trials. Listen to Allison and Sharma discuss their collaboration on MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program to develop...

Tanning beds increase risk of skin cancer for teens

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The World Health Organization lists indoor tanning beds and lamps as carcinogens, yet many teenagers continue to believe that indoor tanning helps them look their best. Dennis Hughes, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how tanning beds increase your risk of developing skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most deadly form.

Learn the facts about melanoma

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Melanoma is on the rise in the United States. In the United States 2011, one person died of melanoma every hour. Learn to protect yourself from melanoma and know skin cancer warning signs. Ana Mercedes Ciurea, M.D., assistant professor in Dermatology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses these topics as well as shares what population is most susceptible to developing melanoma.

Skin Cancer of the Eye – Uveal Melanoma

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Uveal melanoma is a very rare cancer that forms on the eye’s skin tissue, usually in the back part of the eye under the retina (choroid). Sapna Patel, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of uveal melanoma. Patel also explains why it is important for everyone to have their eyes examined, even if your vision is 20/20.

Sunscreen prevention of melanoma in man and mouse

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Authors: Glenn Merlino, Edward c De fabo, Margaret a Tucker, Heather lp Klug, Thomas r Fears, Miriam r Anver, Frances p Noonan, Cari Graff-cherry, Janet a Tooze

Loss of nuclear receptor RXR in epidermal keratinocytes promotes the formation of Cdk4-activated invasive melanomas

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Keratinocytes contribute to melanocyte transformation by affecting their microenvironment, in part through the secretion of paracrine factors. Here we report a loss of expression of nuclear receptor RXR? in epidermal keratinocytes during human melanoma progression. In the absence of keratinocytic RXR?, in combination with mutant Cdk4, cutaneous melanoma was generated that metastasized to lymph nodes in a bigenic mouse model. Expression of several keratinocyte-derived mitogenic growth factors...
Authors: Arup Indra

Skin Cancer and the Evolution of Skin Color

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Morehouse College Student, Jeremey Ezell, discussed the relationship between skin cancer risk and skin color with reference to evolution.

La Vitamina D (Vitamin D) "Leyendo Entre Los Genes" ("Reading Between the Genes")

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Este video describe la deficiencia de vitamina D y el proceso de adaptación a latitudes del norte.