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Sunny holidays: watch out for sunburns!

It is now common to take a vacation in warm countries in order to soak up the sun during the winter. Even if it is actually good for one’s morale, we must nevertheless remain prudent because these brief but intense exposures to the sun represent the principal risk factor for melanoma. Recent publications in the prestigious scientific journals Nature and Cell reveal stunning discoveries about this. Download this column

2015-01-19T13:00:00-04:0019-Jan-2015|Tags: , , |

The incredible agressiveness of melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer due to its ability to form metastases in vital organs such as the brain, liver or lungs. A recent study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, showed that this invasive characteristic was due to the extraordinary ability of the cancer cells to crawl along the surface of blood vessels in order to spread throughout the entire body. Download this column

2014-07-14T13:00:00-04:0014-Jul-2014|Tags: , |