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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

Pembrolizumab May Be Effective for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

By October 15, 2018

Investigators examined the effects of intravenous pembrolizumab with or without vismodegib for individuals with advanced basal cell carcinoma.

Skin Cancer

Inconsistent Association Between Malignant Melanoma and In Vitro Fertilization

By Dermatology Advisor Contributing Writer October 04, 2018

Women included in the studies had been diagnosed with infertility, defined as the inability to conceive for >12 months or another similar reproductive disorder.

Skin Cancer

First Treatment for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma FDA-Approved

By October 01, 2018

The approval was based on data from 2 open-label studies where patients with metastatic CSCC or locally advanced CSCC who were not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation received Libtayo 3mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks for up to 48 weeks or up to 96 weeks until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or completion of planned treatment.

Skin Cancer

Novel Immunotherapy May Increase Survival in Melanoma With Brain Metastases

October 01, 2018

Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy (CBI) is associated with significant increases in overall survival (OS) in a real-world population of patients undergoing treatment for melanoma brain metastases (MBM).

Skin Cancer

Facial-Aging App May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Prevention

By September 24, 2018

Of the 119 individuals who tried the app, 105 noted that the intervention encouraged them to increase their sun protection.

Skin Cancer

Age, Education Predict Skin Protection Following Melanoma Diagnosis

By September 21, 2018

Participants with a history of melanoma with inadequate sunscreen use doubled their risk for another primary melanoma within the next 2 years.

Skin Cancer

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared

September 21, 2018

For patients with primary basal cell carcinoma, estimated recurrence rates are similarly low for excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and diathermy, and external-beam radiation.

Skin Cancer

Keytruda Gets Priority Review for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

September 05, 2018

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare form of skin cancer associated with higher mortality rates than other skin cancers.

Skin Cancer

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Has Lasting Impact

September 04, 2018

Individuals who experience parental cancer as children or adolescents have a higher risk of low educational attainment and attenuated income at age 30 years.

Skin Cancer

Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?

August 28, 2018

Older adults prefer explanations about stopping cancer screening that emphasize the shift to focus on other health issues.