Melanoma

New York State

It's been a hot and steamy summer, the kind of season that can send you out on the water to relax or onto a towel at the beach to work on that perfect tan. That perfect tan can also carry a potentially lethal aftereffect.

New York State Department of Health

New York State now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Thursday following passage by the Legislature earlier this year.

Author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

Aug 30, 2015
oliversacks.com

Neurologists and best-selling author Oliver Sacks has died .

What you need to know about skin cancer

May 21, 2015
Courtesy of Roswell Park Cancer Institute

With the long holiday weekend and warmer weather ahead, the Interim Chair of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Department of Dermatology is warning of the dangers of the sun.

photo courtesy of Roswell Park

For local sunbathers, the month of May represented the start of sun tan season. That has changed with the proliferation of  tanning booths, a development is worrying health care professionals.

Photo from Roswell Park Website

Vaccination is a word usually associated with preventing a disease, measles or polio vaccination. But as WBFO'S  Mike Desmond reports, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are testing a vaccine to fight melanoma.