Investigators evaluated the therapeutic effect of a 1540-nm nonablative fractional laser on actinic keratosis, which can be treated by various treatment modalities.
Scars from Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for facial skin cancers are often longer than patients expect.
Not only is daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional photodynamic therapy (using blue light) for the treatment of actinic keratosis but it is less painful, a novel study finds.
The purported benefits of imiquimod for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma are disputed in a critical review that finds numerous study flaws.
From 2013 to 2016, there was a large decrease of 17.9 percent in melanoma mortality.
A vismodegib regimen that includes a weekend drug holiday showed similar responses to treatment for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma and basal cell nevus syndrome and provided a more tolerable adverse effect profile.
Although there are a number of treatments for Merkel cell carcinoma, none offers impressive results. Research directed toward finding predictive markers for response, and adjuvant therapies, are warranted.
BRAF V600E mutation may indicate a reduced risk for relapse and/or metastasis in patients with melanoma.
There is a decreased risk for melanoma diagnosis among bereaved individuals but increased mortality associated with melanoma compared with nonbereaved individuals.
Despite increases in most sun protective behaviors, the rates of primary and secondary skin preventive behaviors remain suboptimal, and the prevalence of multiple sunburns is rising.