While melanoma rates have been rising over the last 30 years, advancements in treatment and early detection are providing new hope for patients everywhere. In this edition of Guided By Science, we explore melanoma prevention, early detection, and new treatments that are changing the way we treat this deadly disease.
As one of the cancer types that we at OncoSec concentrate on, we are constantly involved in not only developing an alternative treatment for melanoma but also evaluating the public and professional knowledge base surrounding the development, prevention and awareness of the disease. As a company directly involved in the research side, we are constantly inundated with statistics and methods. However, much of the general public is still unaware of the potentially deadly consequences of melanoma. Perhaps it is due to the relatively small size of moles, an increase in survival rates or the predominance of tanning but something in our culture needs a serious shift, if we are going to collectively work towards better preventative measures.
Fine line wrinkle reducer, hydrating serum, acne treatment, skin brightening cream, powder foundation, liquid foundation- the array of available skincare products is dizzying and endless. In 2008, more than $32 billion was spent on cosmetics. Currently, it is estimated that beauty-oriented consumers spend an excess of $159 billion. While these statistics make it very clear that the insatiable demand for beauty products will in no way slow down anytime soon, there is another school of beauty that argues you can actually eat your way to a healthy, radiant, glowing complexion. With nature as the guide, and science as the backbone let’s explore why these superfoods have proven their worth to pack a bigger punch, ounce for ounce, particularly in the long run.
Sunscreen or sunblock? Between the overwhelming choices for sun protection products out there, finding the right product can be challenging. What most consumers don’t know is that there are distinct differences and benefits between sunblock and sunscreen. Here’s the lingo you need to know: