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Tapping Social Media for Skin Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do


Any images and personal stories that remind people about skin cancer, what to look for, even scars after surgery, really help save lives.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Skin Cancer

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

July 20, 2018

The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created.

Skin Cancer

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide Safe, Effective for Resolution of Seborrheic Keratoses

By July 13, 2018

The investigators sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of HP40 vs a vehicle for the treatment of seborrheic keratoses.

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

By July 12, 2018

The use of multiple sun protection measures was defined as the use of 2 or more of these measures more than 50% of the time when the individual was outdoors.

Skin Cancer

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

July 12, 2018

Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations

Skin Cancer

No Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Keratinocyte Carcinoma

By July 11, 2018

The investigators sought to determine the risk for VTE among patients with KC compared with that among individuals not diagnosed with cancer and among those with common malignant neoplasms associated with VTE.

Skin Cancer

UV Protection Methods Low in Individuals With Skin of Color

July 09, 2018

Many individuals with skin of color do not know that they need comprehensive photoprotection to prevent skin cancer and photoaging.

Skin Cancer

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

July 09, 2018

The World Health Organization Independent High-Level Commission has proposed six recommendations to address the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases.

Skin Cancer

Melanoma Risk Differs in Men, Women With MC1R Variants

By July 06, 2018

Further investigation might eventually lead to sex-dependent prevention strategies and appropriate therapy.

Skin Cancer

Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk

July 05, 2018

A decision tree analytic technique shows the interactive effects of sun protective behaviors on the likelihood of sunburn.

Skin Cancer

FDA Accepts sBLA for Pembrolizumab as Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

June 25, 2018

If approved, the new indication could mean pembrolizumab could be used for patients with melanoma.