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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancers are one of the most common types of cancer. It is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we are proud to present a blog and a quiz that includes the relevant research highlights that have published within our open access oncology journal portfolio.

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May 09, 2019
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Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and is currently ranked as the 19th most common cancer worldwide. That may be why many people think melanoma is just another word for skin cancer. However other types of skin cancers exist, such as: basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. These are very common and are highly treatable.

As a global health issue, continued research on skin cancer is of paramount significance particularly regarding risk assessment and diagnostics, cellular pathways, therapeutics, and biomarkers. The articles in this collection have been curated by our oncology journal editors and include some of the latest research in the field in each of these categories.

Explore the research, and test your knowledge of skin cancer with our Skin Cancer Awareness Quiz.

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